MacEwan University’s first Indigenous female president Deborah Saucier ready for real change – Edmonton Journal

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October 10, 2017

New university presidents are prepared to face a few hurdles when they begin their tenure, but for MacEwan University’s new president Deborah Saucier, the baptism of fire was unprecedented.

A little over a month into her five-year term, Saucier was informed in mid-August that the university had been fleeced of $11.8 million in one of Canada’s largest individual phishing scams.

“It was absolutely shocking to me that it happened,” she said last week.

After internal processes were fixed to prevent a repeat and an investigation launched into the exact circumstances, Saucier’s attention turned to staff members who were targeted by fraudsters.

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