Heather Magotiaux serves as Vice-President Advancement and Community Engagement (ACE), at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), leading a team of more than 100 professionals in the areas of alumni relations, development, communications, advancement services, and finance and trusts, First Nation and Metis engagement, and community outreach and engagement.
Under her leadership, the U of S advancement team has raised over $300 million. Heather also led an institution-wide team in the development of a university positioning project, with the goals to reflect the university’s history, build on its strategic directions, and pinpoint the university’s place in the Canadian post-secondary education sector. This project was awarded the 2011 Gold Hermes Creative Award (Company Branding).
A graduate of the University of Regina, she went on to work as a newspaper reporter and editor before joining the U of S in January 1991 as a communications officer. Over the course of her career, Heather has served as university liaison for the Government of Saskatchewan’s Department of Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training, director of communications at the U of S and vice-president advancement at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.
In 2004, Heather was appointed vice-president of advancement at the U of S. As part of the university’s senior management team, Heather serves as a resource officer to the Board of Governors, and is a non-voting member of the University Senate. Heather has received numerous awards for her work from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the National School Public Relations Association and the International Association of Business Communicators.