Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) actively contributes to the development of a culture of excellence in health evaluation research and believes in the importance of enhancing the overall capacity for research impact assessment in Alberta and around the world.

      Upcoming Training Opportunities:

      Have you always wanted to understand the interaction between research, policy and practice?

      Do you want to be part of building Alberta’s evaluation community in this emerging field of impact assessment?

      We are pleased to announce a unique and exciting new Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity at AIHS. The AIHS Cy Frank Fellowship in Impact Assessment is for those interested in working in the field of impact assessment and evaluation to gain broad, practice-based experience in the health research and innovation environment in Alberta.

      You will work with the Performance Management and Evaluation (PME) unit at AIHS in Edmonton under the direction of a practice-based advisor. Working with this dynamic and collaborative team, you will be introduced to key concepts of evaluation theory and practice and will be engaged in providing evaluation services to the PME department’s clients. The goal is to build your capacity in the five key competency areas for Canadian evaluation practice.

      The Fellowship aims to forge connections between academics and professional evaluators and to draw together their strengths of academic excellence and practical application. To this end, the practice-based experience will be complemented by the mentorship of an academic advisor of your choosing from an Alberta university.

      Application deadline: Currently closed to applications. Check the Cy Frank Fellowship page for updates.

      AIHS is pleased to host the second Training Course on Health Research Impact Assessment in Banff, June 12-15, 2016.

      The hands-on, practical curriculum focuses on the health research and innovation system in Alberta and Canada, and is a collaborative event including many of our local partners in this ecosystem.

      In 2013, AIHS partnered with the Agency for Health Quality and Assessment of Catalonia (AQuAS) and RAND Europe to launch the first School in Barcelona, Spain, September 15-19 with 42 participants from all over the globe.

      AIHS is proud to have hosted the second ISRIA in Banff, Canada, on September 7 – 11, 2014.   Attendance at the second School was more than double to 95 participants and included representatives from North America, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

      AIHS continues to partner with the founding members of ISRIA, and actively participates in the Steering Committee for the third iteration of ISRIA in Doha, Qatar, November 8 – 12, 2015. Please visit the ISRIA website for more information.

      Secure a seat at the next ISRIA 2016 in Melbourne, Australia, September 19-23. The enrollment process is now open an accessible here.


      Past Workshop Series:


          • Evaluating the Impact of KT. – Canadian Consortium for Gambling Research (April 2014).  Workshop presented by Deanne Langlois-Klassen


        • Assessing the Impact of KT – RTNA Conference (October 2013). Workshop presented by Deanne Langlois-Klassen
        • What information do stakeholders want?: Selecting key performance indicators and metrics – American Evaluation Association (October 2013). Workshop presented by Kathryn Graham, Heidi Chorzempa.
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