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About Ambrose



Different disciplines are united by the quest for knowledge, wisdom, virtue,
and service.




Learn about our past, and our inspired journey.



Leadership & Governance

Governors are typically appointed to a four-year term and may serve a maximum of two consecutive terms.




In-person visits are approximately 90 minutes in length.




In addition to training leaders for ministry, Ambrose University offers accredited degrees in arts & science, education, and business. Our Seminary offers graduate-level degrees and programs in ministry, theology and biblical studies. These disciplines are united by the quest for knowledge, wisdom, virtue, and service.

Our institution is backed by 100 years of higher education in Canada and supported with devoted leadership and board of governors.


Quick Facts

  • 40-acre campus including Academic Centre, Residence, Library, Gymnasium, and Residence & Education Centre
  • Unique and personal learning environment
  • Over 920 students enrolled
  • 1 in 12 students involved in formal student leadership
  • Committed to the integration of Christian faith with academic disciplines
  • Students and faculty from over 50 denominations
  • Students serving in over 20 countries throughout the world
  • One of the largest private academic libraries in western Canada
  • Competitive varsity athletics: volleyball, basketball, soccer, and futsal
  • Government of Alberta award-winning educational travel
  • Formerly Ambrose University College, Nazarene University College and Canadian Bible College

What Makes Ambrose Christian?

Dr Monetta Bailey teaching


The faculty at Ambrose teach and foster learning that is anchored within Christian intellectual and spiritual tradition.


The culture of this institution is marked by hopeful realism - rejecting both despair and pseudo-optimism.


Life at Ambrose is marked by an active and sustained dialogue with local churches - a dialogue marked by shared learning and mutual respect - along with accountability to our sponsoring affiliations.


Our Christian identity is reflected in our curriculum. Though there's significant overlap, a Biology degree or a Business degree at Ambrose University look distinctively different than those at a secular university.


Chapel runs as a powerful counterpoint to the classroom at Ambrose. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning students can pause to worship with friends and faculty.
There is no wisdom without worship because worship integrates the heart and the mind.” - Gordon T. Smith, President of Ambrose University


Your experience at university is about more than earning credentials - it is about who you become. Along with academic growth and support, an intentional part of the Christian vision of Ambrose is to provide our students counsel, guidance, formation, and mentoring in all aspects of their lives.