SUDBURY – A Cambrian College employee has been named an up-and-coming leader in Ontario.
The Ontario College Administrative Staff Association (OCASA) has named Bradie Granger as the recipient of its 2021 Emerging Leader Award.
Granger is the chair of Cambrian’s Schools of Justice and General Studies.
Originally from Barrie, Granger joined Cambrian College in July of 2017. Prior to joining Cambrian College, Granger served as a school vice-principal in Chapleau, Ont., and a guidance counsellor in the James Bay community of Moose Factory. She has been employed in the education field for more than 20 years. Granger holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a bachelor of education degree, along with specializations in special education, guidance and Indigenous education.
“As an Indigenous Two-Spirited gay person living with learning disabilities, it’s always been crucial to me to share who I am and be my authentic self in every facet of my life, including my professional life,” says Granger. “Growing up and even now, I rarely see myself represented in media, in educational circles, or in management roles. For me, it’s so important for our younger generations to see themselves in those areas and in others.
"Young people need to see that they can be successful, no matter who they are or what equity seeking group they may belong to. To be recognized for my passion, my dedication and support for our equity-seeking communities, and for my overall contribution to Cambrian is an absolute honour.”
The Emerging Leader Award recognizes administrators who are newer to management (approximately five years or less) and who are positively influencing the college through their leadership.
“A great leader is a person who helps other people grow, challenges their ideas and displays a real commitment to their community. Bradie has each of these qualities and more,” adds Bill Best, president of Cambrian College. “Bradie is a leader who brings people together and enriches our campus community through hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication.”
To learn more about Cambrian College, visit www.cambriancollege.ca.