Dr. Deborah Saucier is an accomplished academic and successful university administrator. Deborah is the provost and vice-president, academic at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario, where was also the former dean of science. In July 2017, Dr. Saucier will be joining MacEwan University at its President. Prior to joining the University of Ontario Institute of Technology 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. Deborah is originally from 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. Deborah is married to curator and contemporary artist Chai Duncan. They have an eight-year-old daughter who is the light of their lives.