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TRIUMF is one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories. It brings together dedicated physicists and interdisciplinary talent, sophisticated technical resources, and commercial partners in a way that has established the laboratory as a global model of success. Its large user community is composed of international teams of scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students. The advances ensuing from TRIUMF’s research will enhance the health and quality of life of millions of Canadians, launch new high-tech companies, create new high specificity drugs, help us to understand the environment, enable the development of new materials, and spur the imaginations of our children who want to know their place in the universe.

TRIUMF est le laboratoire national du Canada pour la recherche en physique nucléaire et en physique des particules. Un des plus prestigieux laboratoires de physique des particules subatomiques au monde, TRIUMF rassemble des physiciens passionnés et des professionnels talentueux de multiples disciplines, une technologie sophistiquée et des partenaires commerciaux qui ont fait de cet établissement un modèle mondial de réussite. Sa vaste collectivité d’utilisateurs se compose d’équipes internationales de scientifiques, de boursiers postdoctoraux et d’étudiants des cycles supérieurs et du 1er cycle. Les avancées découlant de la recherche menée dans ce laboratoire amélioreront la santé et la qualité de vie de millions de Canadiens, donneront le jour à de nouvelles entreprises de haute technologie et permettront de créer de nouveaux médicaments à haute spécificité. De plus, elles aideront à comprendre l’environnement et à élaborer de nouveaux matériaux et elles éveilleront l’imagination de nos enfants qui veulent connaître leur place dans l’Univers.

TRIUMF…

  • Is Canada’s national particle accelerator laboratory. It is staffed by dedicated people who can provide the scientific, engineering, and administrative support necessary to meet the challenges of its broad experimental program.
  • Located in Vancouver, Canada, TRIUMF is a national centre owned and operated as a joint venture by a consortium of universities. Operations are supported by the Government of Canada via a contribution through the National Research Council. The Government of British Columbia provides additional support for building infrastructure.
  • Serves the Canadian particle and nuclear physics, molecular and materials science, and nuclear medicine communities with world-leading facilities. TRIUMF also provides scientific and engineering leadership and support for the Canadian community to be valued partners at high-profile scientific experiments in other leading laboratories around the world.
  • Is at the vanguard of scientific innovation and discovery and is committed to transferring advanced technical developments and skills to the Canadian commercial sector.
  • Is a natural magnet for young minds (and the not so young). Numerous programs, designed specifically for young people, students, teachers, and the general public, ensure that as many as possible benefit from the scientific program and excitement that exists within Canada’s premier national laboratory.
  • Has a staff of over 500 scientists, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and co-op students.
  • Has launched a plan for its activities to the year 2020. TRIUMF’s Five-Year Plan 2015–2020 is an innovative and ambitious plan that will ensure Canada remains scientifically and economically competitive in the 21st century.
  • Will increase the economic, health, educational, and social benefits to Canadians by transferring knowledge, training highly qualified personnel, and commercializing research.

 

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Read also "TRIUMF: Excellence with Impact" (from Public Service Review - UK, circa Jan/2012)