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|Awards & Honours||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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.