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Awards & Honours

Founders of TRIUMF among British Columbia's Most Influential People

25 November 2008

The Vancouver Sun announced on November 19 its plans to determine by popular vote the 150 most influential citizens in the history of British Columbia. The "British Columbia’s Best" contest was initiated in honour of the 150th anniversary of British Columbia. We are proud to announce that several individuals with a strong connection to TRIUMF made the list, including Erich Vogt and John Warren.

Current Events

Return of the Saturday Morning Physics Lecture

25 November 2008

Beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday, November 29, TRIUMF is holding the second installment of its Saturday Morning Physics Lecture Series 2008-2009. The series, which is a joint creation of TRIUMF and UBC's Department of Physics and Astronomy, aims to make quantum physics and chemistry accessible to high school students.

Current Events

Increasing Community Interest in TRIUMF

28 November 2008

Local publication Vancouver Magazine has featured TRIUMF and Director Nigel Lockyer in its December issue, “Vancouver Power 50”. The article, titled, “The Time Machine”, summarizes the highlights of TRIUMF’s work over the past few months and combines them with a biography of Dr. Lockyer.

Current Events

TRIUMF says “Bienvenue!” to France’s ambassador to Canada

04 December 2008

On the afternoon of Friday, November 28, TRIUMF welcomed François Delattre, France’s ambassador to Canada, as part of his tour of British Columbia. The ambassador, as well as several members of the Vancouver Consulate General, met with the French employees at TRIUMF including Jean-Michel Poutissou, Associate Director and Head of the Science Division, and Director Nigel Lockyer.

Current Events

Physics Meets Poetry at UBC

05 December 2008

As part of their Contemporary Canadian Readings series, Play Chthonics at the University of British Columbia hosted a poetry reading featuring Susan Holbrook and Mari-Lou Rowley, the latter a familiar face to UBC science faculty. The readings, delivered to an audience of diverse disciplines, took place at UBC’s Green College on Wednesday, December 3. Rowley is a former editor of and current contributor to SYNERGY, UBC Science's biannual journal.

Current Events

Fermilab’s Richard Stanek Delivers Project Management Seminars at TRIUMF

10 December 2008

Richard Stanek, the International Linear Collider (ILC) and superconducting radio frequency (SRF) Resource Manager at Fermilab, visited TRIUMF from December 2-4 to offer talks on project management for interested members of TRIUMF.

Current Events

TRIUMF Accelerator Scientists to Teach New Graduate Course at UBC

11 December 2008

Beginning this January, a new course will be taught at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The course, “Accelerator Physics and Engineering: I. Electrons,” is part of a recent initiative to establish a graduate student program in accelerator physics.

Current Events

TRIUMF Employees Have Themselves a Merry Little Christmas Party

15 December 2008

Over 200 TRIUMF staff members and guests put in an appearance at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre on the evening of Saturday, December 6, for the annual TRIUMF Christmas party. The 2008 Christmas party marked an excellent occasion to celebrate the year as it comes to an end at TRIUMF.

Current Events

Full Complement of Multi-Charged Stable Ion Beams Now Available to ISAC

17 December 2008

On December 2, 2008, a team of scientists, engineers, and technicians, led by Dr. Keerthi Jayamanna, first accelerated a multi-charge stable ion beam of Ar7+ from the OLIS (“Off Line Ion Source”) facility through the ISAC acceleration system.

Current Events

TRIUMF Welcomes SNOLAB's New Director

12 January 2009

SNOLAB announced today the appointment of Nigel Smith as the new Director of the SNOLAB International Underground Science Facility, effective June 1, 2009.