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Dr Deborah Saucier is an accomplished academic and successful university administrator. In July 2017, Dr Saucier joined MacEwan University as President. Before coming to MacEwan, she spent six years at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, ON, as Provost and Vice-President, Academic and also as the former Dean of Science. Prior to 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. Dr Saucier was born in Saskatoon, where she is a member of the Central Urban Metis Federation Incorporated. She is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and to the power of education to transform lives. She is married to curator and contemporary artist Chai Duncan. They have a 10-year-old daughter who is the light of their lives.