Five-Year Plan 2020-2025

TRIUMF's core operations revolve around a five-year planning cycle. This is articulated in a Five-Year Plan (5YP), a report that defines TRIUMF’s mission and vision, communicate the lab’s goals and priorities, and lays out an action plan for the specified planning cycle and beyond. The 2015-2020 5YP started April 1, 2015, and completes March 31, 2020.

It is now time to proceed along the path to envisioning, developing, and sharing the next 5YP for 2020-2025. This webpage serves as the primary online resource for information about the 2020-2025 5YP development process and the various consultations with stakeholders.

Ultimately, the proposed 5YP is transmitted to the Government of Canada by the Director of TRIUMF on behalf of laboratory's member universities. It is TRIUMF's commitment that the plan be developed in a transparent, open, deliberative process that puts forward the strongest possible program for Canada under realistic resource constraints.

April 27, 2017

Invitation to TRIUMF Science Week 2017

Dear Colleagues,

TRIUMF is starting to prepare its Five-Year Plan 2020-2025, a report that will define TRIUMF's vision and mission, communicate the lab's goals and priorities, and lay out an action plan for the period 2020-2025 and beyond. In addition, the Five-Year Plan will underpin TRIUMF's request for operational funding from the Government of Canada. 

As announced in February, the 2020-2025 Five-Year Plan will be shaped in part through broad community consultation. Hosted at TRIUMF, Science Week is scheduled from July 10-14, 2017 and will play a crucial role in this consultative process.

Science Week 2017 will consist of topical workshops from Monday through Thursday, followed by the TRIUMF User Group (TUG) Annual General Meeting on Friday. The current schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, July 10, all day: Nuclear Physics with ARIEL & ISAC
    • Local Organizers: Iris Dillmann, Adam Garnsworthy, Greg Hackman, Petr Navratil
  • Tuesday, July 11, AM, PM: Molecular and Materials Science with Assorted Probes
    • Local Organizers: Rob Kiefl, Iain McKenzie, Monika Stachura
  • Tuesday, July 11, PM, evening: Innovation Pathways
    • Local Organizers: Kathryn Hayashi, Mike Trinczek
  • Wednesday, July 12, AM: Life Sciences with Isotopes and Particle Beams
    • Local Organizers: Conny Hoehr, Valery Radchenko
  • Wednesday, July 12, PM: Accelerator Science and Applications
    • Local Organizers: Alex Gottberg, Victor Verzilov
  • Thursday, July 13, all day: Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics, and Beyond
    • Local Organizers: Mark Hartz, David Morrissey, Oliver Stelzer-Chilton
  • Friday, July 14, all day: TRIUMF User Group Annual General Meeting


The workshop series will provide an opportunity to brainstorm plans and ideas for TRIUMF’s scientific activities for the period 2020-2025 and beyond. The local organizing teams will solicit input for the program and reach out to the community in forthcoming communications. Each session will reserve time for discussing both continuing commitments and new directions. Please feel free to contact local organizing teams directly with ideas for their respective workshops.

In May we will issue a call for proposals for any and all activities that might involve commitments of TRIUMF resources and expertise during the five years covered by the plan. The submission deadline will be in the late summer or early fall, 2017. The submissions will be reviewed by the Policy and Planning Advisory Committee (PPAC). More information will be forthcoming.

While it is not mandatory to attend Science Week 2017 in order to submit a PPAC proposal, we aim to include all major current activities in the Science Week 2017 program. We encourage new ideas to be presented in this forum for discussion and initial feedback from the community.

We invite you to join us at TRIUMF during Science Week 2017 for an open, broad, and in-depth discussion of exciting science and new ideas. Please, also forward this invitation to any other colleagues who may not be part of the TRIUMF community yet, but who may bring valuable and outside the box ideas to our discussions.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at TRIUMF in July,

Reiner Kruecken

Deputy Director, TRIUMF

Jens Dilling

ALD Physical Sciences, TRIUMF

April 27, 2017 - Invitation to TRIUMF Science Week (PDF)