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Faculty Bio

Hendrik van der Breggen


Hendrik van der Breggen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Hendrik is husband to Carla and together they have two sons and two daughters-in-law. He greatly enjoys time just hanging out with his family. He also enjoys reading philosophy and apologetics books as well as watching movies, with Lord of the Rings being an all-time favourite. Prior to his employment at Providence, Hendrik, Carla and their family lived in Waterloo (ON), Windsor (ON) and Calgary (AB).

  • 213.11 Introduction to Philosophy
  • 213.13 Critical Thinking
  • 213.21 History of Philosophy
  • 213.22 Ethics
  • 213.23 Philosophy of Religion
  • 213.24 Worldview Studies
  • 213.25 Philosophy of Science
  • 213.33 Special Studies in Ethics (e.g. Abortion, Homosexuality)
  • 213.34 Special Studies in Philosophy of Religion: William Lane Craig's Apologetics
  • 213.36 Special Studies in Philosophy (e.g. Nietzsche, Aesthetics)

University of Waterloo (ON)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Philosophy


University of Windsor (ON)

Master's Degree (M.A.), Philosophy


University of Calgary (AB)

Bachelor's Degree (B.A.), Philosophy



Journal Articles and Reviews

Magazine Articles

Newspaper Articles

Miscellaneous Articles


  • An Enquiry Concerning Human Abortion (Burlington, ON: Crown Publications, 1988).

Radio Interviews

Workshops & Presentations


  • Providence University College, Faculty (since 2006)


  • St. Jerome's University (Waterloo, ON), Lecturer (2006)
  • Emmanuel Bible College (Kitchener, ON), Adjunct Instructor (1996-2006)
  • Heritage College (Cambridge, ON), Adjunct Instructor (1999-2004)
  • University of Waterloo (Waterloo, ON), Teaching Assistant (1994-1995)
  • University of Windsor (Windsor, ON), Teaching Assistant (1991-1994)
  • University of Calgary (Calgary, AB), Logic Tutor (1990-1991)
  • Pre-academic: soldier, waiter, youth worker

Professional Associations

  • Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • International Society for the Study of Argumentation
  • International Society of Christian Apologetics


  • Winner, Battle of Ideas Op-ed (theme: freedom of speech), Political Animal Magazine (November 2017).
  • Winner, General Readership (newspaper article), The Word Guild (2005)
  • Canada Study Grant (1999, 2001)
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship (1995, 1996)
  • University of Waterloo Department of Philosophy Special Merit Scholarship (1994)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (1994-95)
  • University of Windsor Summer Research Scholarships (1993)
  • University of Windsor Postgraduate Tuition Scholarship (1992-93)
  • University of Windsor Department of Philosophy Blue Ribbon Paper (x2) (1992)