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Vancouver | Assistant Professor & Director of Training
Industrial and Organizational Psychology & Applied Psychology

Drew Fockler, Ed.D., Q. Med.,
CPHR, SHRM-SCP

Overview

Overview

As a teacher, I believe that “when one person teaches, two people are learning.” I aim to create a learning environment conducive to active, engaged learning. I strive to be evidence-based, create a safe learning space, and make the educational experience fun. As a member of the LGBT community, I can appreciate what it is like as a minority group. I use this knowledge and take great pride in ensuring that my students learn in a “safe environment” before proceeding into the “real world” so that their mistakes don’t have real-life consequences. I am excited to work with Adler students because my teaching style is practical, experiential and occasionally humorous, leading to a collaborative learning process that benefits everyone involved.

Please click here for a copy of my CV.

Education

Education

  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership
    Western University of Ontario
    London, ON
  • M.Ed., Post-Secondary Studies
    Memorial University of Newfoundland
    St. John’s, NL
  • B.G.S., Arts and Science
    Athabasca University
    Athabasca, AB
  • Career and Work Counsellor Diploma
    Fleming College
    Peterborough, ON
Professional Background

Current Positions

  • Assistant Professor / Course Lead
    University Canada West
    Vancouver, BC
  • Part-Time Faculty, Business Studies
    College of New Caledonia
    Prince George, BC
  • Director / Vocational Counsellor
    Vocational Quest Inc.
    Delta, BC

Former Positions

  • Part-Time Faculty
    Durham College
    Whitby, ON
  • Vice-President
    CUPE 1764
    Whitby, ON
  • District Human Resources Manager
    Learning and Development Manager
    Best Buy Canada
    Surrey, BC
  • Employment Counsellor
    Income and Employment Services Department, Region of Durham
    Whitby, ON
  • Supervisor, Employment Counselling Services
    VPI-Inc
    Mississauga, ON

Current Licensures

  • Qualified Mediator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute Canada (2023-Present)
  • Society of Human Resource Management Current, Senior Certified Professional, Member (2022-Present)
  • Chartered Professionals in Human Resources BC, Chartered Professional in HR, Member (2022-Present)
  • International Certified Vocational Evaluator/Canadian Certified Vocational Evaluator (2020-Present)
  • Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (2019-Present)

Professional Memberships

  • College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada
  • Chartered Professional Human Resources of BC
  • Society of Human Resource Managers

Select Awards and Recognition

  • 2021 Best Vocational Rehabilitation Provider in Burnaby, BC
  • 2015 A Champion Against Homophobia and Transphobia, PFLAG Canada,
  • 2014 Silver Award of Excellence recipient, Social Services Division

Areas of Expertise

  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • LGBT advocacy
  • Human Resource/Organizational Behaviour
  • Leadership Studies
  • Family Mediation
Select Publications

Select Publications

  • Fockler, A. (2019). Improving the Employee Transfer Experience Within an Organization. The Organizational Improvement Plan at Western University, 75. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/oip/75

Vancouver Campus

Adler University in Vancouver has been, like Canada itself, born and built with an open mind. Located in the midst of one of the world’s most exciting and breathtaking cities, Adler University reflects a true Canadian spirit. It’s smart, inclusive and determined to make a world of difference. By design, our Vancouver campus echoes the Adler values and intent down every hall and in every room. It is built to live, breathe and inspire those with the passion to pursue a more just society. This is where the work gets done.

At Adler Vancouver, you’ll find multiple collaborative areas with the absolute latest technology. Learning areas and windows have literally been situated to stimulate thought. To some, that may sound odd, but these things do matter. If students are given the space, opportunity and technology to achieve their goals, they are more likely to rock the boat of conventional thought.

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