Sarah is a piano teacher, social advocate, and mother of two. She makes her living running a private piano studio, but she commits her life to helping build community alongside her partner, Mayor Don Iveson. As a social advocate, Sarah leads by example, acting as a role model and ambassador in furthering the empowerment of girls and inspiring youth to lead, through her community outreach. For the past four years, she has invested her time to support the work of United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. She created and leads United Way’s youth initiative, and has sat as Co-Chair on United Way’s campaign cabinet since 2016. She is a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Director of Corporate Relations of Apricity and Honorary Patron for Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS).A community-minded individual, Sarah is engaged in many undertakings to help others achieve success in school and in life.
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, Deborah spent six years at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario, as Provost and Vice President Academic and also as the former Dean of Science. Prior to 2011, Deborah 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 was born in Saskatoon, where she is a member of the Central Urban Métis 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 a ten-year-old daughter who is the light of their lives.