Dr. Cy Frank Memorial Award
At the adjudication panel meeting in June 2016, the panelists discussed the men and women in Alberta who truly exemplify an innovative spirit. All agreed that the qualities of leadership, collaboration, perseverance and humility were embodied in the late Dr. Cy Frank.
Dr. Frank was a true leader in every sense of the word: his mission was to serve others. He did this in so many ways: as a surgeon who healed, as a renowned researcher who made discoveries and moved them into therapies and tools to improve people's lives, and as a brilliant visionary who saw a clear path to transform Alberta's health system.
"Our staff and board at Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions knew him to be an inspiring, empathetic and wise leader dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all Albertans. I knew him as a mentor, a colleague, and a friend. Cy was never one for making a big fuss: he would rather watch others get the accolades while he worked quietly in the background. But I also know he would be pleased to see the (ASTech Finalists), who embody his philosophy that research and innovation is the key to Alberta's success."
- Dr. Pamela Valentine, Alberta Innovates Transition CEO