Global Education Team

Nancy Hannemann

Director, Global Education 
+1 (780) 492-5962

Nancy’s interest in understanding other cultures and global issues began in childhood when her parents moved from rural Alberta to spend time in Tanzania.  While a University student, she volunteered and carried out research in Nigeria and completed her Master’s in anthropology in England.  More recently she was the founding Director of the Centre for Innovation and International Studies at Kwara State University in Nigeria.  In addition to fostering global citizenship on campus, Nancy has been closely engaged with the community and has been recognized through several awards, including a Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Salvos Prelorentzos Peace Award, and the Friend of Africa Award.  She collects African fabric and can be found at her sewing machine late at night.

Katherine McGeean

Global Education Coordinator
+1 (780) 248-2040

A University of Alberta alumnus, Katherine has worked in the intercultural field and with international exchanges for over twenty years.  She was honoured to be awarded a CIDA Innovative Research Scholarship to pursue her thesis work with the Red Cross in post-conflict situations in Central America for her Master’s in Dispute Resolution from the University of Victoria.  Being a fellow at the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland has allowed her to enrich and indulge in her curiosity and passion for intercultural communication and learning.  She is an administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory and a certified Cultural Detective Facilitator.  As a long-time meditator, Katherine is interested in the connection between mindfulness and intercultural communication.

Leslie Weigl

Global Education Coordinator (International House)
+1 (780) 492-8021

Leslie is passionate about building welcoming, creative, diverse spaces that make a positive impact on society. With a Master's degree in Intercultural Relations, most of her time is spent collaborating with student leaders for multicultural community building and global leadership development at the University of Alberta’s International House.  Leslie also designs and conducts an array of tailored workshops on intercultural communication and sensitivity, consensus building, multicultural team building, and embodied approaches to intercultural learning and loves to emcee multicultural concerts and celebrations. Leslie was recognized as one of Edmonton's Top 40 Under 40 and Daughter of the Year in 2015. As a social dance teacher as well as an interculturalist, Leslie believes that  “connection” is key to positive interaction, joy, and learning.

Carrie Malloy

Global Education Coordinator
+1 (780) 492-8792

Carrie has a master's degree in International and Intercultural Education. She spent more than 10 years living, working and traveling overseas and is always looking forward to the next adventure. She is passionate about human rights, intercultural communication and community building. 

Sarah Bowes

Communications Coordinator
+1 (780) 492-0538

Sarah lived abroad for five years studying in the UK, as well as ten years in Montreal. She values conversations on tough topics and has an undying love for all documentaries that explore cultures and global issues. Sarah is also a performance artist who loves to provoke social discussions through contemporary art installations.