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Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series, Edmonton: Dr. Deborah Saucier

  • Fairmont Hotel Macdonald 10065 100 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T5J 0N6 Canada (map)

The Enbridge Famous 5 Speaker Series profiles extraordinarily successful women.

Our speakers talk candidly about their careers, and the passion, vision and determination that drive them. They discuss our place in our society and the ethical responsibilities and consequences of our actions.

In relating their lives, you will hear about challenges as well as triumphs; humorous incidents and stories of loss; humbling moments of reflection and inspiring calls to action.

The Famous 5 Foundation’s Leadership Lunches were launched on Oct. 18, 1996 to bring women together to plan the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the "Persons" Case on Oct. 18, 1999.  In 2004, Enbridge became our title sponsor. The Famous 5 Foundation is proud to continue to partner with Enbridge to present our 14th Annual Speaker Series featuring five dynamic and engaging women.


Dr. Deborah Saucier

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 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 a nine-year-old daughter who is the light of their lives.

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