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E-Linac Moves Into ARIEL

All hands are on deck this summer as the Accelerator Division concentrates their efforts on the installation and assembly of the electron linear accelerator, the state-of-the-art equipment at the heart of ARIEL, TRIUMF's new facility for the production of rare isotopes.

Federal Support for Medical Isotopes Development

The Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Michelle Rempel announced funding of $5.5 million to support TRIUMF in procuring a new TR-24 cyclotron and developing the Institute for Accelerator-based Medical Isotopes.

IsoSiM Enriches Young Researchers

Led by TRIUMF and UBC, with funding from the NSERC CREATE Initiative, the Isotopes for Science and Medicine program will enrich training experiences for young Canadian researchers.

ALPHA-Canada Team Wins NSERC Polanyi Prize

For its role in creating, trapping, and studying atoms of antihydrogen, the ALPHA-Canada Team received the NSERC John C. Polanyi Award, which honours outstanding Canadian-based research. Photo: NSERC.

Canadian Cancer Society Innovation Grant

Pioneering research on Astatine-211, carrying great potential for the treatment of late-stage cancer, won Dr. Tom Ruth and UVic Ph.D. student Jason Crawford an Innovation Grant from the Canadian Cancer Society.

A Strong, Growing, Canadian Family

In spring 2013, McGill University was approved by TRIUMF’s Board of Management to become an associate member of the consortium of universities that owns and operates the lab. Welcome!

TRIUMF and India’s VECC Join on Isotopes

A Memorandum of Understanding signed in August 2013 between the two organizations will combine key resources and labour for the advancement of research into rare isotopes for science and medicine. 

With Canadians, T2K Sees Neutrinos Appear

In July 2013, the international T2K collaboration announced a definitive observation of a new type of neutrino oscillation, in which muon neutrinos transform to electron neutrinos.  Photo © T2K Collaboration 2013.

Canadian Team Addresses Tc-99m Crisis

In demonstrating technology suitable and scalable for multiple brands of cyclotrons, this Canadian team has developed a comprehensive solution to produce Tc-99m for large population bases.

TIGRESS Detector in the Global Spotlight

In April 2013, Vancouver's Andy White was awarded 2nd place in a global contest based on “photowalks" by amateur photographers through labs around the world. His photo celebrates the TIGRESS detector at TRIUMF.

Headlines

01 August 2014 - Antimatter is used in pop culture as a means of space propulsion (Star Trek) or destruction (Angels and Demons). In the recent Unveiling the Universe lecture, Makoto Fujiwara pointed out that antimatter is “not science fiction, it is science fact" and presented the work that trapped, studied, and understood antimatter.

25 July 2014 - Dr. Alan Astbury, Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Victoria, died on July 21 following a brief illness.  Alan, a leading figure in Canadian science, served as Director of TRIUMF from 1994-2001. 

22 July 2014 - The Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search is an international experiment on the hunt for dark matter, currently based in Minnesota and with plans to advance the project by building a more sensitive detector at Canada’s SNOLAB.

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Research Highlights

31 July 2014 - For four years, TRIUMF has been involved with the Emerging Aboriginal Scholars program. This year, TRIUMF hosted two high school students, Genevieve Capilano from North Vancouver and Liam Gamble from Prince Rupert. Read on for accounts of their experience at the lab.  

28 July 2014 - In the year since the ARIEL building was constructed, teams across the lab have intensified efforts towards the commissioning of ARIEL’s e-linac. On July 18, the e-linac completed the first acceleration of beam through the e-linac superconducting injector cryomodule to the 10 MeV beam dump. 

24 July 2014 - Congratulations to the ARIEL team, as well our engineering consultants Stantec Consulting Ltd., Applied Engineering Solutions Ltd. and Bush, Bohlman & Partners Ltd, recipients of the 2013 ACEC-BC’s Engineering Excellence Award of Merit.

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