David Purcell

David Purcell

David Purcell

Director of Emerging Business at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Oversees the Cannabis Career Training program

David Purcell is the Director of Emerging Business at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and oversees the Cannabis Career Training program, which provides foundational workforce training and education to meet the needs of Canada’s rapidly expanding cannabis industry.


David’s professional experience includes 20 years of management advisory and business development services in both the private and public sectors, with a primary focus on training, ancillary services and operational management within the North American Institutional sector.


He is currently directing the expansion of the Cannabis Career Training program, by developing new programs, facilitating the expansion of lab, extraction and testing facilities, and building partnerships with key Canadian institutions with the intent to build a scalable network of educators for National and International markets.

Other Board Members

Travis Lane

Jamie Shaw

Courtland Sandover-Sly

Alex Robb

Rob Laurie

Susan Chapelle, MBA

Chet Woodside

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