Office of the President

Portrait of MacEwan University President Deborah Saucier


The enthusiasm and energy of the university shines through its people and I am excited to join such an innovative and unique institution that is so focused on making transformational change in the lives of Albertans.” Dr. Deborah Saucier, President

About Dr. Deborah Saucier

Dr. Deborah Saucier became the fifth president of MacEwan University on July 1, 2017. An accomplished academic and successful university administrator, she is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion—and truly believes that education has the power to transform lives.

Deborah is strongly committed to maintaining the university’s student focus, implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, and exploring what it really means to be Edmonton’s downtown university.

Deborah was previously the provost and vice-president, academic at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ontario, where she was also the former dean of science.

Before joining UOIT in 2011, she was the chair of the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in behavioural neuroscience, with a specialty in spatial cognition.

Originally from Saskatoon, Deborah is a member of the Central Urban Métis Federation. She and her husband Chai Duncan, a curator and contemporary artist, have a nine-year-old daughter who is the light of their lives.
 


Answering the call

At MacEwan we are committed to diversity, inclusion, and implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC’s) calls to action.

But what does indigenizing the academy really mean?

Deb Saucier Photo

Students, faculty and staff gather outside McEwan on Orientation day.

My first (almost) 100 days

"I’ve been listening, learning, questioning and reflecting—and want to share some of my thoughts with you. This is the first instalment in a series of pieces I’ll be writing this year."

—Deborah Saucier, President


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Leading the way

Meet MacEwan President Deborah Saucier and hear what she has to say about life/work balance, the positive energy at MacEwan and our role as a downtown university.

Office of the President

7-213, City Centre Campus
10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

 

Trish Howatt, Executive Assistant
780-497-5400 • HowattT@macewan.ca

Veronica Izsak, Executive Assistant
780-497-5111 • IzsakV@macewan.ca

Marg Leathem, Chief of Staff
780-497-5406 • LeathemM2@macewan.ca