Zoe Delibasis completed a BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology at McGill University in Montreal. She moved to Greece in 1979, having been selected for the position of Immigration Officer at the Canadian Embassy in Athens. In 1994, Zoe was designated Political and Public Affairs Officer at the Canadian Embassy in Athens, also responsible for cultural and media relations, a position she held until her retirement from the Canadian Public Service in 2020.
Zoe’s professional experience includes the organization of cultural events in the performing, visual and literary arts as well as cinema, including Canadian participation at the Thessaloniki International and Documentary Film festivals, the Athens Festival and the Thessaloniki Book Fair. She has led media promotion campaigns of Canadian embassy events and initiatives, including the North America tour of the exhibit “The Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great”. She developed the annual Canadian Artist’s Residency program at the Vorres Museum in Athens, Greece. She has initiated bilateral collaboration between Canadian and Greek academic institutions for the establishment of partnerships in research and education.
Zoe has attended conferences and workshops in Canada and Europe on media relations, as well as on arts management and promotion. She has participated in international cultural events, including the CINARS Biennale and Le Salon du livre in Montreal, as well as the International Film Festivals of Montreal and Toronto.
She speaks, English, French, Greek and Italian.