Northern Alberta Institute of Technology joins CIAC as associate member

March 20, 2019

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) welcomes the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) as an associate member. NAIT is CIAC’s first academic associate member.

NAIT is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering hands-on education, workforce training and applied research support across key industrial sectors in Western Canada. NAIT’s Industry Solutions team works with businesses to help them create competitive organizations that are the foundations for a prosperous and sustainable economy. These solutions include industry-driven applied research, corporate workforce training and certification, the adoption of new technologies, and support for business and product innovation.

“As a polytechnic, NAIT’s mandate is to be relevant and responsive to industry’s needs, helping organizations become more globally competitive. NAIT Industry Solutions works with our industry partners to address the challenges that matter to them. Whether through optimization of petrochemical processes, pursuit of bioindustrial and value-added product development, or supporting our clients’ workforce training needs, we strive to support the success of Canada’s leading chemical firms and their supply chain partners. We are excited to join CIAC, working collectively to develop innovative solutions that strengthen the competitiveness of Canada’s chemistry sector in all its diversity,” said Dr. Chris Dambrowitz, Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation at NAIT.

There is strong support from industry for collaborative, applied research expertise in Alberta focused on the conversion of natural resources to higher valued chemicals and fuel products and promoting environmental responsibility.

“We are delighted to have NAIT Industry Solutions join our association of thought leaders in the chemistry industry,” said Bob Masterson, President and CEO of CIAC. “We look forward to helping them build strong links between their pioneering industry-driven applied research and real-world, industrial application.”