Bringing the world to your classroom ​and your classroom to the world.

Global Encounters

Live learning events open to teachers with students, parents with homeschooling children, and anyone interested in bringing global issues into their classroom or living room. Click the link below to register for any of our FREE K-12 events.

How does it work?




  • Select a session
  • Decide how you would like to ​participate > Live and interactive OR ​as a viewer on YouTube (you can still ​participate via chat!). *Live spots are ​limited and offered on a first-come, first-​served basis.
  • Review your FREE Educator Guide, ​with optional in-class activities, ​discussion questions, and lesson ​plans, videos, and art enhancements.
  • Select a student to introduce your ​school and say an interesting fact ​they have learning about the event ​topic
  • Join the Zoom or YouTube link at the ​scheduled time and date.
  • All events are saved on YouTube, so ​if you miss the live event you can ​tune in later!

Interested in seeing some of our past ​events? Check them out HERE!

What is a Global ​Encounter?

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View our Previous Educators Guides for FREE

Previous Encounters

Missed an Encounter? You can still access your Educators Guide or watch any ​of our previous events on our Youtube page!

Centre for Global Education is committed to the principle that diversity in those we serve and our team is our strength. CGE defines acts of oppression as any intentionally or unconsciously discriminatory behaviour towards an individual or a group of people. CGE in all aspects of our operation and all levels of the organization does not tolerate acts of oppression and shall address any intentional or unintentional acts of oppression towards an individual or a group of people that creates barriers to access or inclusion.

Contact Us

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Executive Director

Sarah Flynn is the Executive Director for the Centre for Global Education. She has a BSc in Molecular Genetics, an MA in Sociology, and is currently completing a PhD in Sociology at the University of Alberta. Sarah has worked in biomedical and clinical research and was formerly the Assistant Director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta. Sarah has been an adjunct instructor and has a number of peer reviewed publications in her cv. Sarah also likes to think she makes the best double chocolate chip toffee cookies. Ever.

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Online Learning Coordinator

Rebecca is the Online Education Coordinator for ​the Centre for Global Education. She has a B.Ed. ​from the University of Alberta in Secondary ​Education with a major in Biological Sciences and ​a minor in Mathematics. Rebecca comes from a ​rural area in Northern Alberta, Canada and has ​had the pleasure to work closely with many ​Indigenous youth in the classroom. She combines ​her passion for youth engagement, climate ​action, and social justice to inspire thousands of ​youth in her role at CGE.

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The Centre for Global Education is proud to call ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) home. We acknowledge the many diverse Indigenous ​groups that have resided on Treaty 6 Territory for time immemorial and who continue to be the caretakers and advocates of this land.