- Decolonizing and indigenizing engineering education
- Engineering education
Sarah Gauthier is of mixed Nihithaw (Cree) and French Canadian ancestry and is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band which adhered to Treaty 6 in 1889. Ms. Gauthier was raised in La Ronge (mistahisakahikanihk) and moved to Saskatoon to complete her degrees at the University of Saskatchewan: a BSc in Microbiology (1999) and BE and M.Eng. in Civil Engineering (2003 and 2014, respectively). She practised as an engineer in the areas of environment, water resources, and water treatment for fourteen years prior to joining the Department of Civil, Geological and Environmental Engineering as teaching stream faculty in April 2017. Ms. Gauthier is engaged in decolonizing and indigenizing engineering education and investigating methods to support mental health of students. She remains involved in technical aspects of her field of practice, and teaches undergraduate classes in engineering design and engineering economics.