education and design
Consulting - Education - Artisan
I’m Christine Selinger - I am an Instructional Designer, Consultant, Tutor, Speaker, and Artisan. I provide services on contract either in person in Calgary, Alberta or via virtual (i.e., online) methods.
I sustained a spinal cord injury at the age of 19, and have identified as a person with a disability since. I completed two Bachelor's degrees (Science & Education) concurrently while also competing for the Canadian National Team (and winning two consecutive World Championships) in the six years following my injury. I became an Instructional Designer in 2014 and have found purpose in providing reliable, unbiased sex education to adults with disabilities.
I love creating things, teaching, and learning. Being an Instructional Designer has allowed me to combine these passions into a profession that I love. I am also dedicated to teaching through tutoring and speaking engagements and I relish in the opportunity to speak openly with others about my experiences as a designer, athlete, and person with a disability.
I provide consultation on creating and executing fully accessible events, either in-person or online, and assistance with online event management in general. I also deliver specialized Disability Awareness training as a piece of overall Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) training within organizations.
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Creativity. Strategy. Ingenuity.
I started my career as an Instructional Designer with Spinal Cord Injury Ontario in Toronto, Canada before becoming an eLearning developer for the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (AbSPOR) in Alberta, Canada. Currently, I am an Instructional Designer for the Stem Cells division of Canadian Blood Services.
A large portion of my work has been focused on creating educational products for adults with disabilities, though I also consult on projects related to general workplace training including such topics as safety, software training, and privacy.
I have primarily worked with Articulate 360 and Adobe Captivate to create eLearning modules and Camtasia Studio to create, edit, and produce video content.
I am currently completing my Master's in Education with a focus in Adult, Community, & Higher Education.
I speak about determination, drive, and change management as it relates to my experience as a person with a disability and an athlete.
I sustained a spinal cord injury in December of 2006, and became involved in the world of sports shortly thereafter. Through my 4 year tenure with the Canadian National ParaCanoe Team, I won two consecutive World Championships (and set the first ever World Record) in a canoe, as well as several international medals in kayak.
I have also spent extensive time speaking on the topic of sexuality and disability.
I design, develop, and implement Disability Awareness training for various organizations as a part of their Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion training programmes.
I love to design both using technology and with my hands. I sell handmade creative products online. These items are sewn, stitched, sculpted, drawn, and/or painted solely by myself.
I tutor Mathematics, English, & Science from ages 2 through 20, providing homework help or instruction either in-person or online via virtual platforms. I have a decade of experience in helping students to achieve success through coaching and counselling. My patience, exactness, and openness allows my students to freely discuss their challenges so that we may deal with them together.
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Expertise. Collaboration. Advocacy.
University of Regina Outstanding Young Alumni
The sex ed teacher for people with disabilities.
How People With Disabilities Have Sex.
Cover story, February 2017.
Christine Selinger: Conversations About Sex
#HowIMadeIt: Christine Selinger
Alumna Christine Selinger | Where has Your B. Ed. Taken You?
Information about paddling career.
Let's work together.
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