MarlinSOn behalf of Premier Notley and the Government of Alberta, I’m pleased to welcome you to the 2016 Canadian Higher Education Information Technology and High Performance Computing Symposium joint conference hosted by the University of Alberta.

Leading-edge and emerging technologies are having a positive impact on post-secondary education in Alberta and Canada. Innovative information technology is providing students with greater mobile access to learning opportunities, while advanced computing resources are providing faculty and institutions with more opportunities to collaborate, share knowledge, and create new knowledge.

Our government is committed to working with post-secondary institutions to support world-class digital infrastructure and to ensure our advanced learning system provides people with the best learning, teaching, and research opportunities available. I thank Alberta’s and Canada’s information technology community for its commitment to higher education.

Best wishes for a successful event.

Marlin Schmidt
Minister of Advanced Education