Agenda for VAGR (Virtual Annual General Reunion) on Nov 26 2020
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was not feasible to have a meeting in person at TRIUMF this year. We were able to connect virtually (via ZOOM) with some 50 members to renew our friendships, keep in touch with recent developments at the lab, select our executive members for the next year, and address other issues of interest to TARA members.
Below follows some screenshots of many of those present. I hope they include most of the attendees and apologize for any that were missed.
Status of TRIUMF - updates on ARIEL / Long term options considered for TRIUMF's 20 year vision / Contributions from TRIUMF to Canada's challenges related to the COVIS 19 pandemic - by Associate Director Reiner Kruecken
Status of IAMI (Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes) - by Esther Schirmacher
Flash Theropy research at ARIEL - by Connie Hoehr
Leadership change and search for a new director - by Ian Doyle
Pacific Blue Cross report - by Lucy Sousa (Dehonet et al)
Approval of minutes of last year's AGM
Election of new executive
TARA chair report / Membership report - now at 169 members
Group photo for Nov 19 2018 AGM
Some informal Pictures
TARA Minutes for 2018 AGM
Status of ARIEL by Reiner Kruecken
Some photos (pdf pages) of the TARA celebration of TRIUMF's 50 anniversary held on July 16 2018
July 16, 2018 - TARA hosted Science Week event! Click here more more details!
TARA Sep 21/2017 Annual Reunion & AGM
Attached is the final agenda for Thursday Sep 21/2017
Presentation by TRIUMF Director Jonathan Bagger on Past, Present, Future
Presentation by Carla Rodrigo on planning for 50th anniversary celebrations
Update material (Travel) (Enhancement Options on Pacific Blue Cross coverage)
Tour Pictures (1-page high res. pdf)
Antivirus review by PC Magazine from https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372364,00.asp
TARA Nov/17/2016 Annual Reunion & AGM
Attached is the final version of the agenda for Thursday Nov 17/2016
Presentation by the administrator of the Retiree group medical and dental plan
TRIUMF Tour of Ariel accelerator, Main control room, Meson Hall, Nuclear medicine facilities
Report by TARA's chair
Nomination of TARA executive for 2017
Talk of Reiner Kruecken ( presented by Jens Dilling)
TARA Nov/26/2015 Annual Reunion & AGM
Attached is the final version of the agenda for Thursday Nov 26/2015 events.
TRIUMF Tour - some photos along the tour
TARA Chair Jean-Michel Poutissou presented the Annual Report
CAO Jim Hanlon presented an overview of TRIUMF's Science and Innovation.
Shirley Tang - report on retiree benefits
Ewart Blackmore gave a presentation on the Early Days of Proton Therapy
This was followed by a presentation by Connie Hoehr on Proton Therapy today.
"Views" from the doctors: Tom Pickles and Kate Paton
Party for TARA members & guests at Hot Spot Cafe
TARA Dec/12/2014 Annual Reunion & AGM .
Attached is a revised version of the agenda for Friday Dec 12th events. A lunch will be provided by TRIUMF and served to TARA members in the Main office Building Conference room at 12:30 after the tour. It will be sandwiches, veggies,sweets and soft drinks.
The party in the ARIEL hall starts at 3pm after the series of talks celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first extracted beam from the 500MeV cyclotron which will be given in the main auditorium. The party will be pot luck by TRIUMF's staff for appetizers and dessert, hot food by the Hot SPOT cafe and drinks of the seasons. TARA members are invited to the party as guests.
TARA Nov/28/2013 Annual Reunion & AGM
TARA Nov/22/2012 Annual Reunion & AGM
July 11/2012 Scientific Symposium in honour of Gordon Ball
TRIUMF is holding a special Scientific Symposium in honour of Gordon Ball, who after 15 years at TRIUMF and over 4 decades of leadership and service in the Canadian subatomic science community, retires on June 30th, 2012.
The scientific symposium will be held on Wednesday, July 11th 2012 at 13:15 in the TRIUMF Auditorium and will feature lectures from colleagues of Gordon's from throughout his career. After the symposium TRIUMF will be hosting a barbeque reception, in the courtyard and cafeteria, to celebrate. Please see the PDF of the poster below for more information.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
All the best,
on behalf of the organizing committee
See http://www.triumf.ca/sites/default/files/Final_Poster_Symposium_Gordon_Ball_May_2012.pdf for more information.
TARA Nov 3rd 2011 AGM
23 Members attended the Annual General Meeting. Both the formal (see AGM minutes) and informal parts were held in the TRIUMF (Hot Spot) cafeteria. Snacks and drinks were provided gratis by TRIUMF. A free copy of the 1970-1974 video about the construction of the 500 MeV Cyclotron was distributed to the TARA members (and will be mailed to the remaining members - on request- that were not in attendance). The full (~55min) video is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Orq4zBFLI while a shortened version ( ~15min) is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aLFafTU3SY and for those who may someday want to see the 2 hr raw version at http://youtu.be/M4sMxpoJ5dk or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4sMxpoJ5dk&feature=youtu.be
July 28/2011 TRIUMF Summer Barbecue
Approximately 20 TARA members (including their partners)were in attendance. There was no charge for the barbecue which includes 2 alcoholic drinks. The event was held in the cafeteria courtyard and on a blocked off area in front of the main office building. Watching our youth (almost everyone else these days!) tossing/catching water balloons at ever increasing distances; who was quickest at eating/swallowing a donut hanging on a string; who was fastest at running with a raw egg at end of a spoon in ones mouth; were all fun to watch. Photos and Video clips of some of the events are shown below. Video clips at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvglNGzSNmQ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bgDmkfL3dw
July 6/2011 TARA/TUG Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the TRIUMF Users Group (TUG) was held on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 (9:00 to 17:00) in the TRIUMF Auditorium. This meeting was followed by a BBQ Social in the TRIUMF Hot Spot Cafe& Courtyard. To encourage TARA members to take advantage of the opportunity to meet old friends and to learn more about TRIUMF as it is now and its exciting prospects for the future, TRIUMF Management subsidized the cost of TARA members' registration for this event - charging only $10 for the BBQ Social.
Dec 16th 2010 AGM
Aug 6th 2010 Re-union
For more see the Inaugural TRIUMF "Alumni" Gathering...