Corinne Ethier, Applied Business, Sport and Recreation, ’08

“Sport builds community by bringing people together.”

That’s why Corinne Ethier, current Manager of Event Volunteers at Hockey Canada, has channeled her passion for sport and athleticism into a career of bringing people together at every level in a traditionally male-dominated industry – building the success of athletes from the grassroots player to the high-performance professional.

Ethier’s niche role and relentless work ethic has allowed her to embrace opportunities to plan and deliver national and international championship sporting events, as well as advise Olympians, Paralympians and national team athletes on career, education, transition from sport, and the development of a national workforce plan.

Through her firsthand experience from her own concussion history, Ethier was also able to create specific programming for a large number of athletes experiencing concussions. At the Canadian Sport Institute, she built support groups and provided athletes with the structure they had been so accustomed to while training.

Continuously moving forward, Ethier recently joined MRU’s Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program and began mentoring another fearless alumna, Grace Dafoe, as she begins training for her athletic career.

Ethier continues to #PressforProgress by modeling success in the world of sports management to young women following in her footsteps.

Justine Farago
March 2018