Hambler, Patricia



Job Title

Director, Student Affairs & Services


Douglas College

EDST Degree/s and graduation year/s

MEd, 2013; Diploma 2003


Adult Learning and Education (ALE)


New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada

Patricia (Patty) Hambler is Nehiyaw on her father’s side, with her family connections in Kelly Lake, BC and Horselake, AB. Patty is a Student Affairs leader with over twenty-five years of experience within higher education. Currently the Director of Student Affairs & Services at Douglas, she provides leadership to a range of student support programs including Indigenous Student Services, Counselling Services, Accessibility Services, and Student Life. Patty is a lifelong learner and educator with expertise in leadership of successful communities of practice, curriculum development, staff development, training, and facilitation. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and Certificate of Liberal Arts from Simon Fraser University, as well as a Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Guidance Studies and a Masters of Education Degree from UBC. As an Urban Indigenous woman, Patty has a deep appreciation for and understanding of principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and reconciliation and is committed to thoughtful decision-making and advocacy in her role as a leader in higher education. From 2022 to 2024, Patty served as the President of the Canadian Association of Student Affairs & Services (CACUSS). Her commitment to the Student Affairs field is evidenced by her longstanding service commitment to CACUSS and her involvement in the development and implementation of the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges.


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-hambler-190b4b20/