Affiliated Organizations

University of Alberta

Opened in 1908, the University of Alberta has grown to be one of Canada's largest research-intensive universities, with external research funding in 1998/99 of more than $170 million. The university is situated in Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta.

University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is a research and teaching university of growing national and international stature. According to the Canadian Association of University Business Officers, the U of C is among the top 10 research institutions in Canada. The university, with 16 faculties with more than 60 academic departments and major program areas, is situated on a beautifully landscaped campus in northwest Calgary.

University of Lethbridge

The University of Lethbridge in southern Alberta is recognized as Canada's top primarily undergraduate research university. Research grants awarded to the university are growing at an annual rate of 37 percent. The university has placed first in the Maclean's magazine annual ranking of Canadian universities in the categories of Student Services and Medical/Science Research, and its Fine Arts Multimedia program is the only one of its kind in Canada.

University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba is the largest institution of higher learning in Manitoba, and is responsible for the vast majority of graduate education and research in Manitoba education. Recognizing that many of the intellectual and practical challenges facing society require an integrated disciplinary approach, the University has established a variety of centres, institutes and specialized research groups designed to tackle important problems in a number of areas, including the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine supported by MACI., MACI's national counterpart, builds a computational infrastructure and knowledge base aimed at making Canada globally competitive in research and development. builds on existing initiatives, such as HPCnet, a consortium of over 30 universities  and research organizations that share access to high performance computing plaftorms across Canada, and SUPER*CAN, an organization which hosts an annual symposium on Canadian high performance computing.

Netera Alliance

Netera Alliance is an Alberta-based, not-for-profit organization of companies and institutions that facilitates the pre-competitive development of information infrastructure. Established in 1993 as WurcNet, Netera built the first advanced regional network in Canada and continues to design and manage the high-speed, next-generation Internet in Alberta. As well, Netera Alliance manages and develops computational infrastructure projects for Alberta.


The Canadian Network for the Advancement of Research, Industry, and Education (CANARIE) is a not-for-profit corporation supported by its members, project partners, and the federal government. CANARIE's mission is to accelerate Canada's advanced Internet development and use by facilitating the widespread adoption of faster, more efficient networks and by enabling the next generation of advanced products, applications, and services to run on them. As  part of this mission, CANARIE is responsible for CA*net3, an advanced Internet which connects Canada's regional advanced networks.

Alberta Science and Research Authority

The Alberta Science and Research Authority (ASRA) is an independent board of members of the business and research communities in Alberta, appointed by the provincial cabinet, who seek to enhance the contributions of science and research to the sustainable prosperity and the quality of life of all Albertans. As the senior science and research body of the Government of Alberta, ASRA works to stimulate research and development and related scientific activities in the province.

Canada Foundation for Innovation

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is an independent corporation established in 1997 by the federal government to strengthen Canadian capability for research. Its mandate is to increase the capability of Canadian universities, colleges, hospitals, and other not-for-profit institutions to carry out world-class scientific research and technology development. To implement its mandate, the CFI promotes innovation by investing in research infrastructure, jointly with institutions and their funding partners.