Kerry Rempel

Kerry Remple

Academic Background/Certification:

  • Doctorate of Philosophy,  Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies - University of British Columbia 2018-Current 
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) 2016
  • Post Graduate Diploma International Business – University of Southern Queensland - 2006
  • Master of Business Administration – University of Alberta – 1999
  • Bachelor of Physical Education and Recreation, Sports Administration – University of Alberta – 1996


  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) - 2016-2018
  • EQ-i 2.0 – Emotional Intelligence Assessments - 2013
  • Strong Interest Inventory - 2010
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Step I and II) – 2006
  • Yoga Instructor (Level 1) – 2005
  • Indoor Climbing Instructor (Level 1) – 2003

Professional Experience:

  • College Professor – 2004 – Present
    • Okanagan School of Business (OC/OUC), Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC
  • Distance Education Tutor –– 2003 - Present
    • Okanagan School of Business (OC/OUC), Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC
  • Scotia Bank Centre for NonProfit Excellence2016 – Present
    • Faculty Researcher, Okanagan School of Business (OC/OUC), Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC
  • Independent Management Consultant – 2001 – Present
    • Small Business and Nonprofit Consulting specializing in Operations, HR, Strategic Planning/Implementation, Organizational Training and Development
  • Project Manager – Strategic Planning Process – 2015
    • Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC
  • Sr. Learning Operations Specialist, Shaw Learning Network – Shaw Communications – 2012-2013
    • Shaw Communications, Kelowna, BC
  • Management Consultant –– 2001
    • Turnkey Management Consulting, Vancouver, BC
  • Manager of Integration – 2000 – 2001
    • Globel Direct Inc., Vancouver, BC
  • Operations Manager – 1999-2000
    • Globel Direct Inc., Vancouver, BC

Research Interests:

Current research interests include non-profit management, non-profit board governance social entrepreneurship/social enterprise, strategic decision making, community asset mapping, and community engaged research.


Myrah, Rempel & Warner. (2018). Optic Signs: An Entrepreneurs Dilemma. 14. Retrieved from

Myrah, Rempel & Warner. (Winter, 2017). Howard Industries: A Social Enterprise Worth Continuing? Case Research Journal, 37(1), 1-22

Myrah, K., and Rempel. (2017, May). Mission Possible:Social Enterprize Case Study. Retrieved from Trico Charitable Foundation website:

Academic Presentations:

Rempel, K. (2018) Enriching your Practice: The benefits of engaging Students in Research, Presentation in RIPE Conference, 2019

Rempel, K. (2019) Community Based Research - Mapping for Change, Presentation in RIPE Conference, 2019

Rempel, K. (2019) Can a Map Lead to Social Change, Presentation in UBCO Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 2019

K. Myrah., Rempel, K., & Warner, D. (2014-2016). Presentation of case research. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Annual Conference.

Okanagan College (2016) Research Presentation: Faculty involvement and participation in Strategic Planning

Rempel, K., Cook, S. QHR (2016) “Mapping as Methodology: Using the Geoweb to Impact the Health and Wellbeing of the Homeless”

Rempel, K., Cook, S., Corbett, J. IGS Conference, UBC-Okanagan (2016) “Mapping for Change: A Case Study of Enhancing Informational Exchange and Collaboration Through Geoweb Technology”

K. Myrah and Rempel, K. Presentation of case research. North American Case Research Association Annual Conference Case Presentation. Austin, Texas, October 2014. 


Social EnterPrize Case Study 2016: Awarded a $10,000 research grant to investigate, document and write a case study on an award-winning social enterprise, Mission Possible and its social enterprise, MP Maintenance.

Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Research (CSBER) Grant 2016


2019 - Institute for Community Engaged Research Scholarship Award 

2018-19 - Dean's Entrance Award - University of British Columbia

2017 – Best Paper Award, Case Track, ASAC
MP Maintenance: Evaluating the Marketing Strategy of a Social Enterprise

2017 – Teaching Excellence Award (Okanagan College)

2017 – Leadership Award (Okanagan College)

2016 – Honourable Mention, Best Paper Award, Case Track, ASAC Howard Industries: A Social Enterprise Worth Continuing?

Community Involvement:

  • NOW Canada Volunteer (2018-Present)  
  • Okanagan Journey Home Society, System Mapping and Coordinated Access Sub-Committee (2018-Present) 
  •  Journey Home Strategy, Volunteer Facilitator (2017-2018)
  • Grindstone Award Foundation, Volunteer (2017-present)
  • Director, Central Okanagan Foundation (2016 – 2018)
  • Homelessness Partnering Strategy Project Review Committee (Central Okanagan Foundation) (2015-Present)
  • Governance Committee Member – Central Okanagan Foundation (2014 - Present)
  • The Central Okanagan Foundation Grants Advisory Committee for the city of Kelowna, Community Social Development grants (2014 - Present)
  • Fund Development Course Overview/Advisor (8 Modules) (2013- Present)
  • Board Boot Camp, 101, 102 – Kelowna Community Resources (2016)
  • Beyond Facilitation – Kelwona Community Resources (2015-16)
  • Resource Development Committee Member– United Way of the Central & South Okanagan Similkameen (2014 – 2016)
  • Strategic Advisor – John Howard Society, Cops for Kids, Kelowna Child Care Society, United Way, Okanagan College Alumni Association, Okanagan Association of Chinese Canadians (2013- 2013)
  • Glenmore Elementary, Shaw Communications, Kelowna Child Care Society, Central Okanagan Foundation, Cops for Kids (2013)
  • Seniors Outreach Society, Reach Out Youth Mentoring (2012)
  • John Howard Society of Central Okanagan, Fierte Canada Pride (2011)
  • Okanagan College: Institute for Leadership in Learning and Teaching (2009-2011), Student Orientation (2007-present), Business Faculty Orientation (2010-present), Strategic Planning teams (2005, 2010), Connections Organizing Committee (Present), Womens Resource Center, Faculty Advisor to OBSA (2006-2008), Faculty Mentor (ongoing)
  • Young Entrepreneur Association judget (2009-2015)
  • National Aboriginal Youth Business Plan Competition – UBCO – 2009
  • Junior Achievement of British Columbia (Kelowna) – 2005 – 2014: various programs throughout the year in elementary, junior and senior high presenting business education training, member of the Board of Directors from 2005-2006.
  • Elizabeth Fry Society – Coordinating Council Member – 2005-2006


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