Assistant Deputy Minister, Nòkwewashk, Natural Resources Canada | Newly Appointed: Vice-President (Indigenous) of the University of Manitoba - Term Starts February 1, 2024
Angie Bruce, appointed as UM's new Vice-President (Indigenous), is a distinguished leader with a robust background in project and financial management. Having demonstrated executive financial leadership in one of Manitoba's largest departments, she has overseen an annual budget exceeding $1.1 billion. Her expertise extends to managing stakeholder relationships, with a keen understanding of Indigenous economic development policies. Angie has fostered working relationships at local, regional, and national levels, engaging with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities both on and off reserves. Currently serving as the Assistant Deputy Minister at Natural Resources Canada, Angie Bruce has achieved remarkable success, growing the Indigenous Natural Resource Program to $100 million. Her leadership has supported international missions showcasing Indigenous-led partnerships in natural resources around the world. Notably, she played a pivotal role in developing an Indigenous Research Ethics policy, reshaping scientists' engagement with Indigenous Nations in Canada.
Before her role at Natural Resources Canada, Angie Bruce served as Manitoba's Indigenous and Northern Relations and Municipal Relations Deputy Minister. During her tenure, she led the highest number of Treaty Land Entitlement land transfers in the province's history, demonstrating her commitment to Indigenous issues and governance.
As a proud Red River Métis woman with strong ties to St. Laurent, Manitoba, Angie attributes her cultural connection to the guidance of maternal figures in her family. Holding a master's degree in business administration from the Asper School of Business, she is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Nipissing University.
Angie Bruce's career spans various leadership roles, including her tenure as President of AMR Planning & Consulting Inc. In this capacity, she led large and diverse projects, developed extensive networks, managed finances, and contributed to over 30 strategic plans across sectors. Her experience includes serving as Deputy Minister of Manitoba Municipal Relations, where she provided executive leadership on matters related to administration, finance, and community development. She also served as Deputy Minister of Manitoba Indigenous and Northern Relations, overseeing policy development and program implementation.
Angie Bruce's commitment to community extends to her involvement in organizations like Habitat for Humanity, United Way Winnipeg, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Aboriginal Health & Human Resources Advisory Committee, and the Métis Economic Development Organization's Generation Fund. As UM's new Vice-President (Indigenous), Angie Bruce is poised to continue her exemplary leadership, contributing to the university's Indigenous engagement, success, and governance initiatives. Her appointment reflects a commitment to fostering a culturally safe environment for Indigenous students, staff, faculty, and guests.
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