Tim Vanderpyl, DSL, MA, BPA, CPHR

Tim Vanderpyl Associate Professor of Business
Associate Professor of Business Administration
+1 (403) 410-2000 ext. 6937
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DSL (Regent University)
MA (Trinity Western University)
BPA (Athabasca University)
Diploma in Criminal Justice (Lethbridge College)
CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resources)


I joined the faculty of Ambrose University in Fall 2017, leaving my corporate career behind me. I previously worked in Executive and Human Resources (HR) leadership roles in four different sectors (municipal government, oil/gas, healthcare and social services). I have facilitated more than 100 workshops, conference sessions and training sessions in North America and Europe. My unique blend of education and experience gives me a pragmatic approach into what leaders and HR Professionals and leaders really struggle with day-to-day.

Outside of Ambrose, I co-founded StartupContinuum in 2018. In partnership with Startup Commons in Finland, we are building E-Learning training courses for entrepreneurs looking to turn their idea into a startup and then into a sustainable company. Product rollout will occur later in  2018.

I also co-founded the Western Talent & Innovation Review (WTIR) . WTIR is an open access, peer reviewed journal that showcases examples, case studies, and best practices of Western Canadian organizations doing innovative things with their talent.

I am married to Jodie and we have two young boys (Age 4 and 2) that keep us insanely busy. We spend a lot of time as a family in the great outdoors.

You can connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter.