VIU President Receives Indigenous Women in Leadership Award

Dr. Deborah Saucier, VIU President and Vice-Chancellor, is being recognized by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and TD Bank Group for her work in promoting women’s and Indigenous people’s success.

July 24, 2020 - 10:00am

Dr. Deborah Saucier, VIU President and Vice-Chancellor, is the 2020 recipient of this award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and TD Bank Group.

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Vancouver Island University (VIU) is proud to announce that our President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Deborah Saucier, is the 2020 recipient of the Indigenous Women in Leadership Award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and TD Bank Group. 

Building on a history of promoting women’s and Indigenous people’s success, Saucier has championed these priorities at VIU. 

“I am humbled to receive this award,” says Saucier. “My focus since arriving at VIU has been to advocate for access to education, and promote how education leads to a good life.” 

“CCAB is honoured to present the Indigenous Women in Leadership Award to Dr. Deborah Saucier,” said Tabatha Bull, president & CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. “Economic empowerment starts with a solid education that celebrates Indigenous identities and cultures. Dr. Saucier’s work is ensuring that the next generation of Indigenous entrepreneurs, visionaries, and leaders get the support and education they need to be successful for themselves and their communities.” 

The award will be presented on September 16 at CCAB’s Business Recovery Forum, a live virtual conference and unique experience to discover innovative ways to network, collaborate and exchange ideas to rebuild businesses and prosper in this new reality and uncertain economy.   

For further information, please see this CCAB Press Release highlighting the reasons why Saucier was chosen for this prestigious award. 

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Jenn McGarrigle, External Communications Advisor, Vancouver Island University

C: 250.619.6860 | E: Jenn.McGarrigle@viu.ca | T: @VIUNews


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