Activities and News - ARIA

Final Report: ARIA Meetings and Outreach Sessions

ARIA visited a number of companies in various sectors at the end of May 2014 to better explore their approach to innovation and connections with Alberta's publicly funded innovation system. The picture below shows ARIA at Kitchen Partners, an innovator in the food industry.

Members in the News


Ms. Oryssia Lennie, Chair of ARIA, is being honoured with a University of Alberta Alumni Award for her contributions to provincial and federal civil service and governance.

Dr. Alan Bernstein, ARIA Member, has contributed an article to the Globe and Mail on how genomics will be at the centre of real health care innovation.


Ms. Oryssia Lennie, Vice-Chair of ARIA, is being honoured at the Public Policy Forum's fifth annual Western Dinner and will receive the Peter Lougheed Award for Leadership in Public Policy.

Dr. Alan Bernstein, ARIA Member, has been selected for induction to the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and has also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Sherbrooke.


ARIA welcomes Geoffrey Pradella, President and Senior Partner, PA Group Inc., Calgary, Alberta as the newest Authority member.


Dr. Marvin Fritzler, Chair, Alberta Research and Innovation Authority took the top honour at the prestigious Alberta Science and Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation annual awards gala.