On the right is an image of Torie on stage at convocation. She is in the middle and is wearing a black robe and hat and is smiling. On her left is a person with curly blonde hair wearing a blue and black robe and black hat, and on her right is a person wearing a blue and red robe and a blue hat. All are smiling for the camera. On the left text reads: Concordia University of Edmonton. Congratulations Torie!

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education at Concordia University of Edmonton: Congratulations Torie!

June 19, 2023

Torie recently completed her studies within the Bachelor of Arts program at Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) with a focus in History and Physical Education, with support from Inclusion Alberta’s Inclusive Post-Secondary Education initiative. Throughout her four years as a student, Torie was also a dedicated employee in CUE’s Athletics department as a Game Day Staff, filling a variety of roles at CUE sports league games. Torie says her most treasured role over the 4 years has been working in the streaming booth filming basketball and volleyball games and capturing people in the audience on the live stream. Her passion for sports and her dedication to the Thunder Athletics department earned Torie the 2022 ACAC Minor Official of the Year award.

Torie’s supervisor and the Director of Athletic and Recreation, Nathanial MacLellan, describes Torie as an exemplary employee.

“It is comforting to know that when Torie is working, not only will the job get done but it will be done exceptionally well.”

Over the past five years, CUE has been a dedicated inclusive employer hiring students and alumni in various positions across campus. Keely Cronin, CUE’s Associate Vice-President of Student Life and Learning, says that being an inclusive employer in an important part of the university’s culture.

“We value diversity and inclusion, and it’s important to us that we act on these values through inclusive employment,” says Keely. “The staff that we’ve hired add so much to our team.”

After having celebrated her achievements at CUE’s convocation this spring, Torie says she looks forward to a new and exciting chapter in her life. Torie works two part-time jobs, at Ukrainian Village and Pro-Hockey Life, where she continues to follow her passion for history and physical education while being a positive role model to CUE students, Alum, and her community.

Congratulations Torie on an amazing 4 years!

Learn more about the possibilities of inclusive post-secondary education and about becoming an inclusive employer.