Alberta Innovates implemented the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) in 2013 with the aim to improve Alberta’s health research ecosystem. Alberta Innovates is the provincial lead for AbSPORU and have a vested interest in our success.
AbSPORU’s Executive Committee members represent universities, funders, government bodies and patients, who collectively define and implement the mission, vision and values of AbSPORU.
AbSPORU’s Advisory Committee is tasked with providing general, non-binding advice, guidance and recommendations to the Executive Committee. It is comprised of patients, the equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA), and health equity champions, and representatives of AbSPORU funders, academic institutions and health policy decision-making bodies.
AbSPORU’s Management Committee oversees the strategic direction and operations of AbSPORU. It includes:
University of Calgary Foothills Campus
3330 Hospital Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1
1702, 8215 112 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8
The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit operates on and acknowledges the lands that are the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. This includes the Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. We make this acknowledgment as a reaffirmation of our shared commitment towards reconciliation, and as part of AbSPORU’s mandate towards fostering health system transformation.