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 Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunity at AI. The 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 AI 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.


AI was pleased to host the third Training Course on Research Impact Assessment in Banff, March 5-8, 2017. The hands-on, practical curriculum focuses on the research and innovation system in Alberta and Canada, and is a collaborative event including many of our partners in this ecosystem.


In 2013, AI (formerly Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions) 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. AI hosted the second ISRIA in Banff, Canada, on September 7 – 11, 2014. Attendance at the second School more than doubled to 95 participants and included representatives from North America, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

Secure your seat at the next ISRIA 2017 in Denmark, October 8-12 – the 5th School to be offered. Registration is now open an accessible here.

AI continues to partner with the founding members of ISRIA, and currently co-chairs the Steering Committee for ISRIA. Interested in learning more? Check out the ISRIA website for more information.


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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Secure your seat at ISRIA 2017 in Denmark, October 8-12.

 Registration now open! Click the image below for details.