Christine Selinger (she/her, disabled person) is an Educative Consultant and Facilitator specializing in disability-related education and training as well as Instructional Design. She is passionate about creating and maintaining spaces that are physically and socially accessible for all. This means looking beyond the built environment and beyond mobility aid use when considering disability inclusion.
Christine is a graduate student in the M.Ed. Educational Research program at the University of Calgary. She holds a Bachelor’s in Science and a Bachelor’s in Education, completely concurrently in 2011 at the University of Regina wherein she was also named the 2020 Outstanding Young Alumni. Christine is a two-time World Champion in the sport of ParaCanoe, and the first paraplegic to traverse the rugged Nootka Trail in BC.
Christine is committed to giving back to her community both locally and globally through investment in volunteering opportunities and outreach programmes. She is a member of the City of Calgary’s Advisory Committee on Accessibility, as well as several subcommittees contained therein, and a number of national and international committees focused on inclusion in sport. She has written for, or appeared in, several publications including 51degreesnorth, New Mobility, and Our Canada.
Christine spends her days working, watching sci-fi with her husband, and playing with her rescue pup, River. She is proudly recognizing and is grateful to live, work, and play on the lands of the people of Treaty 7.