The Alberta Research and Innovation Advisory Committee (ARIAC)
Oryssia Lennie is the Chair of the Alberta Research and Innovation Advisory Committee. From 1997–2009, Ms. Lennie served as the Deputy Minister of Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), a department whose mandate was to develop and diversify the Western Canadian economy through support for innovation and technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, and community economic development. She also served 26 years with the Alberta Government including her role as the Deputy Minister of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs from 1990-97. Ms. Lennie was appointed to the Order of Canada in December 2016.