On November 4th, 2016 MaryAnn Mihychuk was sworn in as Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour. As a geoscientist and former member of the Manitoba Legislature, MaryAnn possesses a significant amount of both legislative and industry-related experience. Elected as a member of Manitoba’s government in 1995, MaryAnn served as Minister of Industry, Trade, and Mines and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs during her nine years as an MLA.
On February 2, 2017, she was elected Chair of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
MaryAnn has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Winnipeg and a Master’s in Geology from Brock University, and has worked in several capacities within Canada’s mineral industry. She was the founder of Women in Mining Canada as well as a founder and President of Women in Mining Manitoba. Recognized for her vision and leadership by the Manitoba Association of Engineers and Geoscientists, MaryAnn led the renewal of The Mines Act, which the industry rated as the best policy framework in the world. In 2010, MaryAnn was one of two Jack Gallagher Visiting Geoscientists at the University of Manitoba, and she is the first-ever recipient of the 2012 Women in Mining Canada Trailblazer Award.
Ever-active in her community, MaryAnn is a former trustee of the Winnipeg School Division, secretary of the Snow Lake Chamber of Commerce, and both a founder and member of West End Citizens on Patrol and the Orioles Literacy Program.
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