The Jaffray Centre for Global Initiatives
The Jaffray Centre is a collaborative project development, training and research centre at Ambrose University that seeks to develop new initiatives that support the mission and purpose of Ambrose as it seeks to make a difference in the lives of its students, its community, the church and its partners around the world.
You might want to think of the Jaffray Centre as a combination incubator/greenhouse of sorts where novel ideas, collaborative initiatives and new ways of looking at God’s global work are nurtured, developed and then launched into service in the church and in the world. To that end the Jaffray Centre seeks to excel in project management, intercultural education and research, that creative new initiatives that are both sustainable and reproducible.
The Jaffray Centre’s name was derived from a well-known early 20th century new Canadian family of Scottish descent. The Jaffray family immigrated to Canada in the late 1800s. Over time they developed a number of businesses; not the least of which was a newspaper company that they owned for the better part of 40 years. A newspaper that today we know as “The Globe and Mail”.
Jaffray is an integral part of the Ambrose University community situated in picturesque Calgary, Alberta Canada. For nearly seventy years, Ambrose faculty, students and alumni have engaged in church based global ministry and service. The Ambrose legacy of creative global engagement continues to be captured by the Jaffray Centre’s spirit of innovation and discovery. It is a legacy that builds on our past, yet focuses on the future … for a new time, a new century. So come journey with us and invest in the lives of Canadians and help us ignite in them, a passion for their world.