Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics Laboratoire national canadien pour la recherche en physique nucléaire et en physique des particules


16 May 2014

Isotopes for Science and Medicine Program Funded Via NSERC CREATE Initiative


TRIUMF & UBC to Enrich Student Training With Interdisciplinary Collaborations


(Vancouver, BC) – At a ceremony today at McGill University, Minister of State (Science and Technology) Ed Holder announced a significant investment in job‑related training at seven Canadian institutions through NSERC’s Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) initiative. Through CREATE, key programs will be funded to train young researchers as they transition from academia into the Canadian workforce. One of these programs, led by TRIUMF and UBC, is the Isotopes for Science and Medicine (ISOSIM) program. ISOSIM will provide young scientists with enriched training experiences in the production, preparation, and innovative application of isotopes for science and medicine.

The ISOSIM program will train undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers at UBC and TRIUMF from fields associated with isotope sciences in an individually tailored, interdisciplinary curriculum that will build on and complement the education in their specialty field. Unique in Canada, this program offers a