Published on August 10, 2018
Dr. Marian Weber has been appointed as an adjunct researcher at NAIT while remaining as a principal researcher at InnoTech Alberta
Edmonton - InnoTech Alberta, an applied research subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) are pleased to announce that Dr. Marian Weber has been appointed as an adjunct researcher at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), while remaining as a principal researcher at InnoTech Alberta.
As a province, one of our greatest challenges is the trade-off between economic growth and environmental stewardship. In her new role, Dr. Weber will work in this area, building on InnoTech Alberta and Alberta Innovates’ investments in an environmental services and exchange program. Environmental services consist of the benefits that people receive from nature, including industrial and social benefits. It’s about providing information and options for balancing development with environmental management. This program will demonstrate how to maximize the benefits for both. In addition, Dr. Weber will also provide strategic leadership in the establishment of NAIT’s emerging Centre for Effective Resource Management.
Establishing this program has been a passion for Dr. Weber. The appointment will help accelerate the development of this initiative and the impact of NAIT’s emerging applied research centre.
InnoTech Alberta, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, was established to facilitate the conversion of applied research to economic, social and environmental benefits for Alberta. InnoTech links basic research and commercial outcomes in accordance with the strategic directions for research and innovation set out by the Government of Alberta. This is achieved by operating laboratories, performing applied research and development, and delivering laboratory services in key areas of strength, in multiple locations within the province for government and industry clients. Innotechalberta.ca
Ross Chow, Managing Director of InnoTech Alberta
“Dr. Weber’s appointment highlights two benefits for both organizations: the acceleration of a program important to the province and the demonstration of a new relationship between NAIT and InnoTech Alberta.”
Chris Dambrowitz, Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation, NAIT
“Dr. Weber’s expertise and our collaboration with InnoTech Alberta will be instrumental in establishing NAIT’s Centre for Effective Resource Management and the environmental services and exchange program. As a leading polytechnic, NAIT aspires to bring more people from industry into our setting. In partnership with industry, this program and the applied research collaborations that emerge through its work, will support the development of processes and technologies that more effectively manage Alberta’s natural resources. ”
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. Additionally, NAIT delivers industry solutions across technology adoption, business and product innovation and industry-driven research. NAIT is essential to Alberta. With nearly 40,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads contribute to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry through Industry Solutions and the Productivity and Innovation Centre. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.