Welcome Messages from CANHEIT | HPCS 2016 Co-Hosts

Lori MacMullen
Executive Director, CUCCIO

“The heart of CANHEIT is always the program and the caliber of speakers and panelists. We are thrilled to partner with HPCS in 2016 to deliver content that will meet our shared needs and objectives – including sessions on the most topical themes in higher ed IT today, from cloud computing to security, big data, shared services and more.”

Mark Dietrich
President and CEO, Compute Canada

“Each of our communities relies on and benefits from world-class digital infrastructure and technical expertise. Much of the excellent research Compute Canada supports begins in the universities that make up CUCCIO’s membership. Hosting a joint event gives us the chance to further strengthen the existing collaborations between our two communities, and will expose attendees to a more diverse and impressive exchange of ideas and opportunities.”

Brian Stewart
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Information Services & Technology, University of Alberta

“As one of Canada’s leading research and higher education institutions, the University of Alberta is pleased to host CANHEIT and HPCS on our campus for a week of engaging discussion and a showcase of Canada’s leadership and innovation in the digital infrastructure landscape.”

Welcome Message from Honourable Marlin Schmidt,
Minister of Advanced Education

Marlin Schmidt
Minister of Advanced Education

On 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