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Institutes

Institutes of Ambrose University

Canadian Poverty Institute

The Canadian Poverty Institute is an interdisciplinary Institute housed within Ambrose University that seeks to overcome poverty through research and teaching. Established in 2014, it is the only national academic institute dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada.

Leadership Team

Derek Cook
Director

Contact: povertyinstitute@ambrose.edu  
Website:
www.povertyinstitute.ca

Learn about our Poverty Studies Summer Institute


Flourishing Congregations Institute

Together we set out to define and understand what flourishing congregations look like in a uniquely Canadian context and how local congregations from various traditions may move towards and maintain a flourishing ethos. The Flourishing Congregations Institute was established in 2015.

Leadership Team

Joel Thiessen, PhD
Principal Investigator
Professor of Sociology

Contact: flourishingcongregations@ambrose.edu  
Website: 
www.flourishingcongregations.org 


Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives

The Jaffray Centre is a collaborative project development, training and research centre at Ambrose University that seeks to develop new initiatives that support the mission and purpose of Ambrose as it seeks to make a difference in the lives of its students, its community, the church and its partners around the world.

Leadership Team

Charles Cook, PhD
Executive Director of the Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives
Professor of Global Studies and Mission at Ambrose University

Charles' Faculty Bio

Contact: jaffray@ambrose.edu
Website: http://jaffrayglobal.com/



Additional Ambrose Initiatives

Down Ancient Paths

The Down Ancient Paths Institute offers government award winning, professionally customized educational travel opportunities to explore the oldest Christian traditions of the world.

Leadership Team 

Charles Nienkirchen, PhD
Director
Professor of Christian History and Spirituality   

Contact 
cnienkirchen@ambrose.edu
charles.nienkirchen@gmail.com

Website 

www.downancientpaths.com


Ambrose @ Large

Ambrose @ Large is an initiative of Ambrose Seminary, which is dedicated to providing a platform that connects front-line ministry leaders to one another in order to encourage and inspire more effective ministry and mission across Canada.

Leadership Team

Terry Young
Director
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

Contact: atlarge@ambrose.edu
Website: atlarge.ambrose.edu