Roger Wheeler

Degrees, Diplomas, Designations and Certificates:

  • Executive MBA from Athabasca UniversityFaculty Picture Roger Wheeler
  • Master of Science (biomechanics) from Queen’s University
  • Bachelor of Physical & Health Education; Bachelor of Arts (concurrent) from Queen’s University
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR-BC&YK)
  • Certified Assessor, HPTI-Pro (High Potential Psychology
  • Certified Facilitator, MBTI (Psychometrics)
  • Certified Trainer, Leadership/Management (Achieve Global)
  • Emergency Operations EOC Level 3 (Justice Institute of BC)


Teaching Experience:

  • Okanagan College, School of Business: Strategic Management, Sustainable Management, Quantitative Methods for Business, Business & Canadian Government Policy, Organizational Development, Conflict & Negotiation, Strategic Human Resources Planning, Strategic Compensation, Human Resources Metrics & Analytics, Project Management, Occupational Health & Safety, Management Principles, Computer Applications, Introduction to Marketing
  • University of BC Okanagan, School of Health & Exercise Sciences: Biomechanics
  • University of Toronto, Creative Design Research Unit: Industry Advisor
  • OCAD University, Faculty of Industrial Design: Ergonomics in Design


Specialties and Research Interests:

  • Human resources management
  • Sustainable management and sustainable development
  • Organizational change & development


Associations and Board Memberships:

  • Member, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, British Columbia & Yukon
  • Board Executive (Treasurer), Public Health Association of BC
  • Member, Federal & Provincial Policy Committee, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Canadian Public Health Association


Business Experience:

  • Corporate Director, Strategic & Corporate Services, Interior Health Authority (2010-2011)
  • Corporate Director, Public Health, Interior Health Authority (2005-2010)
  • Consultant, Organization Development, Interior Health Authority (2003-2005)
  • Consultant, Employee & Workplace Health Services, Healthcare Benefit Trust (1996-2003)
  • Corporate Ergonomist, Specialized Health & Safety Services Division, Management Board Secretariat, Government of Ontario (1995-1996)


Academic Publications and Presentations:

  • R. Wheeler & Dr. M.P. Law. “The Drive and Desire to Partner with Business and Academia.” Symposium, Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference & AGM (2017)
  • R. Wheeler. “Making Sustainable Development Goals Material to Business and Community.” 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion. (2016)
  • R. Wheeler & S. Blenkhorn. “Social Innovation & Public Health.” Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference & AGM. (2015)
  • R. Wheeler. “Creating Shared Value.” Opening plenary, Public Health Association of BC Annual Conference & AGM. (2014)
  • Fitzgerald, C and Wheeler, R (2013) NETA Instructors Test Bank, Essentials of Managing Human Resources. 5th Canadian Edition. Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd. (2013)
  • Decision Partner, Renewal of Public Health Systems, Core Public Health Functions Research Initiative, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Emerging Teams Grant (2009-2014)
  • Panel presentation, Ontario launch, BC/Ontario Public Health Systems, Research collaborative, CIHR Emerging Teams grant (2010)
  • R. Wheeler. “Core Functions & Health Equity.” Public Health Association of BC Annual Conference & AGM (2009)
  • R. Wheeler. “Healthy Communities/Sustainable Communities.” Union of BC Municipalities Annual Convention (2008)
  • R. Wheeler. “Organizational & Workplace Health.” Health Work & Wellness Annual Conference & AGM (2004)
  • Stevenson, J.M., Cocks, H., Jaenen, S., Johnson, M., and Wheeler, R. (1993). Ergonomic Assessment of 600 End Beaming Operation. [Technical Report] Contract# OR-093-03.
  • R. Wheeler. “Risk Management for Laboratory Ergonomics.” 24th World Congress of Medical Technology (2000)