​Short Bio

Bruce Duggan is an Associate Professor of Management at the Buller School of Business at Providence University College & Seminary.

He is the President of Boke Consulting and, in that role, is Project Lead for Aki Energy on ERAAES, an integrated soil remediation and alternative energy project for Northlands Dënesųłiné First Nation. He also helps lead the Waste & Derelict Scrap Metal Collection initiative for the Keewatin Tribal Council, Northlands Dënesųłiné First Nation, Barren Lands First Nation, and Sayisi Dene First Nation. He has also done studies on the feasibility of using biomass to heat community buildings in three other Manitoba First Nations.

Bruce also a member of the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Environmental Industries Association, a Steering Committee member of 50by30, and the band leader at his home church, Holy Trinity Anglican, in downtown Winnipeg.

Full CV

Providence University College & Seminary
Associate ProfessorBuller School of Business2016 – ongoing
DirectorBuller Centre for Business2012 – 2016
Associate ProfessorBusiness Administration Program2006 – 2012
Assistant Professor  “2004 – 2006
Adjunct Faculty  “2003 – 2004
  • Areas of focus include business ethics, non-profit management, and strategy
  • Managed design/build of:
    • campus-wide district heating system with central biomass boiler
    • new Lecture Theatre and distance-education-enabled Seminar Room
  • As part of teams:
    • developed the Business Administration program into the Buller School of Business
    • organized Nuts & Bolts for Pastors, a workshop series on administration skills for church leaders
    • organized Building Better Board/Pastor Relations, a workshop for church leaders
    • organized Succeeding At Succession, a workshop for small businesses
    • organized Take & Eat, a conference on food and Creation Care
  • Working with the Manitoba Trucking Association, advocated for the Greener Trucking Initiative
  • With students, developed:
    • Share Your Knowledge, a community-wide initiative to provide used textbooks to two schools in Africa
    • BiomassBrokerage.com, an online market for biomass buyers and sellers
    • Fuel for the Future, a fundraising initiative to support a biochar business in a Ugandan refugee camp
    • Dead Weight Electronics, an eWaste recycling program
    • Texts4Less, a student-run business selling used textbooks on consignment
    • Take Ten Coffee Shop, a student-run business
    • Project in progress: Le Couloir Vert: Rural Transit for the Red River Corridor
Interim DirectorManitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts2003 – 2004
Executive DirectorWinnipeg Symphony Orchestra2000 – 2002
Managing DirectorPlug In Institute of Contemporary Art1996 – 2000
Director of DevelopmentPrairie Theatre Exchange1992 – 1996
(also Director of Marketing, 1995 – 1996)
Executive DirectorWinnipeg Film Group1987 – 1991
Child Care WorkerChildren’s Home of Winnipeg1979 – 1987
MBAAsper School of Business, University of Manitoba2003
Dean’s Honor List
Member, The Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma
BAPsychology, University of Winnipeg1983
BScBiology & Religious Studies, University of Winnpeg1979
Principal, Boke Consulting
Aki Energy
  • Project Lead, design and construction of the Northlands Dënesųłiné Environmental Remediation And Alternative Energy Systems (ERAAS) project (2016 – ongoing)
  • Alternative Energy Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Studies for Northlands Dënesųłiné First Nation (2015 – 2016)
  • Pre-Feasibility Study of Biomass for Community Heat in 3 Manitoba First Nations (2015 – 2017)
  • Contributed to Community Sustainability Planning for Northlands Dënesųłiné First Nation (2016)
  • Contributed to Business Plan development for First Nations Waste Solutions (2015 – 2016)
Keewatin Tribal Council
  • Derelict Vehicle Scrap Metal Collection (2016)
  • Waste & Derelict Scrap Metal Collection Phase 2 (2017)
Elim Chapel
  • Facilitated strategic planning sessions (2015)
Steinbach Chamber of Commerce
  • Facilitated strategic planning sessions (2014, 2015)
St-Pierre-Jolys Chamber of Commerce
Led presentations and workshops on:

  • Shopping Local (2015)
  • Keeping Repeat Customers (2013)
  • What To Do When A Giant Moves In Next Door: Business strategies for small businesses facing large competitors (2012)
Immanuel Pentecostal Church
  • Daycare Feasibility Study (2008)
Manitoba Environmental Industries Association
Board Member2015 – ongoing
Conference Organizing Committee2012, 2014
Green Faith AllianceOrganizing Committee Member2012 – ongoing
50by30Steering Committee Member2010 – ongoing
Holy Trinity Anglican ChurchBand Leader1994 – ongoing
Vestry Member2015 – ongoing
Synod Delegate2007 – 2013
People’s Warden2004 – 2007
Downtown Mission Ministry Committee1997 – 2003
OMG (Oh My Gospel) Jambouree: Honouring Indigenous Music Awards Gospel Nominees
co-organizer with Leo Dufault & back-up band leader2014 & 2015
Manitoba Round Table for Sustainable Development
Member2014 – 2016
Diocese of Rupert’s Land (Anglican Church of Canada)
Chair, Diocese of Rupert’s Land Covenant Task Force2012
Member, Diocesan Council2008 – 2010
Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute2010 – 2011
Facilitator, workshops on the role of faith in public life
Winnipeg Millennium CouncilExecutive member1997 – 2001
Manitoba Cultural CoalitionFounding President1993 – 1999
Performing Arts Consortium (Pantages Theatre)1997 – 1999
Board member
Canadian Conference of the Arts
Vice President1999 – 2000
Board member1994 – 2000
ArtspacePresident1988 – 1990
Community Coalition on Mental Health
Executive Committee1985 – 1988
Child & Family Services of Central Winnipeg1985 – 1987
Planning and Review Committee
Committee to Establish a Child Ombudsman1983 – 1984
Northlands Dënesųłiné: A First Nation Leading Alternative Energy Transformation presented to ManSEA (Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association conference & to NextUp ManitobaMarch & April 2017
The Relationships Between First Nations and Businesses in Manitoba presented as part of Prov(f)talks: The Providence Public Scholarship SeriesMarch 2017
Renewable Energy and Climate Change: What Then Shall We Do? sermon given to the First Unitarian Universalist Church of WinnipegFebruary 2017
A Vision for Renewable Energy in Manitoba keynote address presented to the South Eastman Transition Initiative annual conference.April 2016
The Charleston Church Shootings sermon given to Holy Trinity Anglican ChurchJune 2015
Having Dominion: A Christian Approach to the Environment presented as part of Prov(f)talks: The Providence Public Scholarship SeriesNovember 2014
In Regard to the Manitoba Hydro Needs For And Alternatives To (“NFAT”) Business Case Submission presented to the Manitoba Public Utilities BoardFebruary 2014
The Biomass Initiative at Providence presentation to The Government of Manitoba’s 6th Annual Biomass Workshop and TourApril 2013
Globalization: Truth & Consequences presented as part of the Manitoba Professional Planner’s Institute and the University of Manitoba – Faculty of Architecture – Department of City Planning‘s “Taking the Pulse of Planning Practice 2013”April 2013
What’s A Christian to Think: Toward a Christian view of market globalization  presented as part of The Providence Public Lecture SeriesMarch 2013
Environmental Initiatives at Providence University College & Seminary presented to the Canadian CED (Community Economic Development Network’s Manitoba 2013 Planning ConferenceFebruary 2013
Building a Better Providence presented at the Canada Green Building Council‘s Better Buildings Conference (Winnipeg)April 2012
Alternative Energies presented to the Manitoba Environmental Youth Network conferenceNovember 2011
Skeletons in the Closet: Winnipeg’s Holy Trinity Church & the First Riel Rebellion  presented with Leigh Taylor as part of Parish DayOctober 2011
The Role of Faiths In Our Society (and how you can shape it) presented as workshop to the Canadian Muslim Leadership InstituteJune 2011
Business Ethics? published in Providence University College & Seminary’s Eye WitnessSpring 2009
Addressing Payday Lending Questions from a Business Ethics Perspective presented to Manitoba Public Utilities BoardFebruary 2007
Winnipeg: An Urban Myth?
Address to University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture Mid-City Conference1998
Re-presented a number of times, including a presentation in 2006 sponsored by the Manitoba Professional Planners Institute with the support of the Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba.
Published in Dead on Arrival, a journal of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Architecture.2009
CBC radioHost of The Arts Straight Up
Commentator on Morningside, Tapestry, Commentary, The Arts File, and The Arts Tonight
Winnipeg Free Pressop-ed piece on urban development & Unicity Mall
op-ed piece on development of Waverley West subdivision & core area development
Border Crossingsarticles & reviews on new music, television & film
Tart Magazinearticles on culture & politics
Jazz for Christmas 2The Bob Watts Trio2014
Jazz for ChristmasThe Bob Watts Trio2010
The Republic of Lovefeature2004
Executive Producer
Invited – Toronto International Film Festival
Released theatrically in Canada.
Smoked Lizard Lipsfeature1991
Co-producer, director, writer, editor.
Nominated – Manitoba Blizzard Awards, Best Supporting Actor.
Invited – Beaubourg 1993: Les Cinemas du Quebec et du Canada.
Released theatrically in Canada.
Mike½ hour1989
Executive producer, director, writer, editor.
Winner – Golden Sheaf Awards, 1989 Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival:
Best Short Drama
Best Performance (Kyle McCulloch)
Winner – Golden Apple, United States Educational Film Festival.
Nominated – Genie Awards, Best Short Drama.
Nominated – Blue Ribbon, American Film and Video Festival.
Nominated – Manitoba Blizzard Awards, Best Short Drama.
Invited – Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, American Film and Video Festival (California), Local Heroes Film Festival (Edmonton), and United States Film and Video Festival (San Francisco).
Director / Producer of 5 short experimental films
He That Hath A Bountiful Eye1989
Pornography Begins In The Home1986
Separate Bees1986
Nominated – Manitoba Blizzard Awards, Best Experimental Film.
Poetry performed at:
Blue Note Cafe
Canadian Haiku Festival (Aylmer, Quebec)
Cardigan/Milne Gallery
Lithium Cafe
Mary Scorer Books
Norwood Hotel
Medea Gallery
Royal Albert Arms
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University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg Centennial Library
Poetry published in various literary journals, approx. 1980-1990, including:
Antigonish Review
Capilano Review
Eutopic Furnace
Industrial Sabotage
Modern Haiku
Mondo Hunkamooga
Northern Light
Pierian Spring
Poetry Toronto
Repository Press
Wind Chimes