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Katherine (Kate) Bruce - Cambrian College. Sudbury, ON, CA

Katherine (Kate) Bruce Katherine (Kate) Bruce

Professor/Program Coordinator – Mining Engineering Technician Program | Cambrian College

Sudbury, ON, CANADA

With over 25 years experience working in mining across Canada. Katherine's expertise focuses on mining and geology.


Katherine Bruce's mining experience has spanned more than two decades.

She has worked in major and junior mining operations in the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and across Northern Ontario.

She has specialized in mining ventilation, mine rescue, blasting and geological surveying.

Industry Expertise (2)

Mechanical/Industrial Engineering

Mining and Metals

Areas of Expertise (5)



Mineral Resources

Mine Software

Mining Technology

Education (5)

Cambrian College: Cerficate, Occupational Health & Safety


Simon Fraser University: B.Ed., Environmental Education 2004

Lakehead University: Bachelors of Science, Geology 1992


Northern College Haileybury School of Mines: Technician, Mining Engineering 1985

Sir Sandford Fleming College: Exploration Technologist, Geological Technician 1983

Media Appearances (3)

So, You Want To Be A Miner?

Job Postings  online


“Having a good working ethic is becoming more of a requirement than even the technical skills—and we get that straight from industry,” says Bruce. “In our evaluations for each course, we’ve allotted a percentage of marks based on our observations of the professional conduct of students.”

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Miners partner with colleges to graduate skilled workers

The Globe and Mail  online


Despite being at the forefront of Canada’s job growth over the past three years, the mining sector will not be able to grow at its full potential in the next decade because of a lack of trained workers, those in the industry say. The resources industry has begun to work closely with governments, colleges and universities to try to address the looming shortage it fears.

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Solutions to the Skill and Labour Shortage in Mining: Getting Ready for the Boom

City of Thunder Bay  online


Katherine Bruce, professor of Engineering Technology at Cambrian College, likes to blow things up. She described her passion for her previous work in the mining sector, especially in the underground pits, to a large group of rapt attendees at the “Mining Your Future” conference on February 25th.