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Announcements – February 2024


Angie Bruce has been appointed as vice-president (Indigenous) at the University of Manitoba. A proud Red River Métis woman, Ms. Bruce joins the university after serving as assistant deputy minister of Natural Resources Canada’s Nòkwewashk sector. Previously, she was deputy minister in Manitoba’s Indigenous and Northern relations and municipal relations departments. Ms. Bruce has a wealth of experience in building partnerships with Indigenous Nations and communities, all orders of government as well as public, private and non-profit sectors.

A man with black/grey short hair and glasses smiling at the camera. He wears a tweed jacket and blue collared shirt.Julian Birkinshaw has been named new dean of the Ivey Business School at Western University. Mr. Birkinshaw joins his alma mater after 25 years at the London Business School in the U.K, where he most recently served as vice-dean. He is a fellow of the British Academy, Strategic Management Society and the Academy of Management. Mr. Birkinshaw holds a PhD in business administration and honorary degrees from Copenhagen Business School and the Stockholm School of Economics. His five-year appointment begins Aug. 1.

Lisa Kalynchuk has been reappointed as vice-president, research and innovation at the University of Victoria. Dr. Kalynchuk is known internationally for her work on chronic stress, the neurobiology of depression and the development of biomarkers for mental health disorders. She was first appointed to the role on July 1, 2019. Prior to this appointment, she was the associate vice-president research from 2017-2019.

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