In this month’s Wave Magazine feature article, Dr. Lisa Lix (VADA Program Leader – University of Manitoba) is featured for her key role in a five-year strategic plan to help develop the technological capacity needed to leverage advances in big data analytics. In partnership with stakeholders such as the University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and the Manitoba Centre of Health Policy, this strategy aims to produce better health research and patient care for Manitoba.