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2020 Virtual AGM and Reunion

Thursday, November 26th   2020

It is unfortunately not feasible to have a meeting in person at TRIUMF this year but we hope that we will able to connect virtually with many of you and have a enjoyable session to renew our friendship, keep in touch with the recent development at the lab, select your executive members for next year and possibly address issues you may want to bring up. Although this will be different, let’s try and make the best of it and even try and bring in those members who are away from the lower mainland and could not participate in the past. Please pass the message to anyone of your contact ( TARA contacts I mean !!!)

 Zoom info on how to connect

We will follow this agenda:

 

14:10 – 14:30 Zoom session connection, debugging and help, self intro

 

14:30 - 15:30  Meeting presentations

 

-  Status of TRIUMF, updates on ARIEL

 -  Long term options considered for TRIUMF’s 20 years vision:

-   Contributions from TRIUMF to Canada’s challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic

By Associate director Reiner Kruecken (30min)

 

- Status of IAMI ( Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes):  Esther Schirmacher (20min)

- Flash therapy research at ARIEL : Connie Hoehr ( 10min)

 

-  Leadership change and search for the next director:  Ian Doyle (10 min)

 

15:40 – 16:30  TARA business:

- Pacific Blue Cross report: Lucy Sousa ( Dehoney et al) 10 min

- Approval on last year’s AGM minutes

- TARA chair report, membership report

- Election of the new Executive

- AOB

 

The zoom session will be organized by our expert assistant, Dana, and you should tell her your intention to joint and your connection specific requirements at

dana@triumf.ca

 

 She will try and regulate the discussion, interventions, take care of the voting etc. We recommend that the questions to the speakers be directed through the chat feature in Zoom

Dana will also organize a recording of the session to allow those of you who could not participate at the above time to replay the session at your leisure.

 

The draft minutes from the 2019 AGR are attached to this message. Please read them before the meeting so you are ready to vote on accepting them.

This is also a formal call for nominations to the executive positions. There are still positions available for any volunteer. Please consider getting involve in TARA’s affairs by volunteering to serve on the executive committee and/or nominating others to do so.

 

We really hope to SEE and hear you on Thursday Nov 26th.

Stay calm, stay kind and stay safe

For the TARA executive,

Jean-Michel Poutissou, TARA chair

 

N.B.  Following provincial guidelines, there will be no party this year at the VAGR . Of course, parking will remain free at TRIUMF for TARA attendees who have a strong desire to follow the meeting in their car ( the Biden way )  in the TRIUMF lot but a trip  to the TARA VAGR doesn’t qualify as an essential travel.. although maybe it should be.

2019 AGM and Reunion

To help with the organization and catering logistics, please acknowledge your attendance by replying to:

dana@triumf.ca,  and/or  jmp@triumf.ca.

before Sept 13th if possible

The proposed agenda for the AGM is as follows:

13:15 - 13:30 TARA members welcomed in the TRIUMF’s Lobby.

13:45 - 15 :00 Tour of  selected TRIUMF facilities

                               Auditorium

15:00 - 15:10   Photo op

15:15 - 16:00   AGR/ party and business meeting.

--- Approval of minutes from the 2018 AGR (See posting on TARA website under minutes)
--- Chair report
--- Review of TARA’s mandate. ( see posting on TARA web site under proposal to form TARA)
--- Election of new executive for 2020Election of new executive for 2020

16:00 – 16:45  

- Isac is 20 years old- by P Schmor.

- 40 years of TRIUMF-NORDION-BWXT  collaboration - by Jerry Porter.

- Status of TRIUMF by Reiner Kruecken, Deputy Director, Research

16:45 – 16:59  TARA business/Pacific Blue Cross report HR/ Eileen

17:00               Adjourn

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TRIUMF Science Week 2019

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August 19-23, 2019

Come out to join any or all of the events.

There is a special symposium celebrating 20 years of ISAC science on Wednesday August 21st.

2019 marks 20 years of rare isotope beam experiments with the Isotope Separator and Accelerator (ISAC) facility. We will celebrate two decades of discovery with rare isotope beams from TRIUMF-ISAC with a symposium that will provide an opportunity to review highlights of the ISAC science programs in nuclear structure, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental symmetries, material and life sciences, and look to the future prospects with ARIEL.

Register online to attend.


2018 AGM and Reunion (details)

2018 TARA Annual General Meeting and Party - Monday Nov 19th

13:15 - 13:30 TARA members welcomed in the TRIUMF’s Lobby.
13:45 - 15 :00 Tour of selected TRIUMF facilities
                Auditorium
15:00 - 15:10 Photo op
15:15 - 16:00 AGM/ party and business meeting. Election of new executive for 2019
16:00 – 16:30 Presentation of the Five Year Plan 2020-2025, status of IAMI and status of ARIEL
16:30 – 16:45 Pacific Blue Cross report
17:00 Adjourn

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Bringing Together TRIUMF's History and Future - A TARA hosted event for TRIUMF's Science Week

Monday July 16, 2018

9:30 - 10:00 Welcome and Registration

10:00 - 12:30 Morning Sessions - Auditorium

12:30 - 13:15 TRIUMF BBQ Lunch - laneway beside the Main Office Building

13:15 - 13:30 Group Photo - TRIUMF Circle

13:30 - 15:00 TRIUMF working group poster session - Main Office Building Ground Floor

15:00 - 16:00 Reception - Courtyard/Cafeteria

Tickets are free - but you must pre-register at TARA-50th.eventbrite.ca

For more information, please contact jmp@triumf.ca


2017 AGM and reunion

We shall have our Annual General Meeting at TRIUMF on
Thursday, September 21st 2017


The proposed agenda for the AGM is as follows:
13:00 - 13:30 TARA members welcomed in TRIUMF’s Lobby. Photo op.
13:30 - 14 :30 Tour of TRIUMF ( Meson hall (UCN), ISAC-1 and ISAC-2 )
14:30 - 15:00 AGM in Conference room
- Report from TARA’s chair
- Report on TARA membership
- Nomination and election of new TARA executive for 2018
- Suggestions from membership
15:00 - 16:00 Presentations in the Main Office Conference room:
15:00 – 15:20 -TRIUMF now and to-morrow: J.Bagger director
15:20 - 15:40 - Planning for 50th anniversary celebrations: Carla Rodrigo
15:40 - 16:00 - Update on Pacific Blue Cross coverage: H. R. liaison officer. [see attached documents]
16:00 - 17:30 - Reception for TARA members and invited TRIUMF personnel in the Cafe ( snack and complimentary drinks available upon registration)

Parking will be free for TARA members upon signing at the reception desk.(give your license plate number to receptionist).

The tour is optional but we need to know how many will be taking it to line up the required “trained” guides.

If you have not done so yet , please acknowledge your attendance by replying to:
dana@triumf.ca, and/or jmp@triumf.ca.


2016 AGM

We have scheduled the 2016 TARA AGM for Thursday November 17th.

12:45 - 13:00 TARA members welcomed in TRIUMF’s Lobby
13:05- 13:20 Presentation by the administrator of the Retiree group medical and dental plan    ( Main Office Building Conference room )
13:20 - 13:30 Questions and answers
13:30 - 14 :30 Tour of TRIUMF ( Ariel accelerator, Main control room, Meson hall, Nuclear medicine facilities)
14:30 - 15:00 AGM in Conference room

  • Report from TARA’s chair
  • Report on TARA membership
  • Nomination and election of new TARA executive for 2017
  • Suggestions from membership

15:00 - 15:45 Presentations in the Main Office Conference room:

  • Deputy Director :Reiner Kruecken,
  • Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Science: Jens Dilling
  • Life science: C.Hoehr
  • AAPS director: D. Furseth
  • Presentation from Human Resources liaison officer.

15:45 - 17:00 - Reception for TARA members and invited TRIUMF personnel in the hot spot café ( snack and complimentary drinks available upon registration)


Please note the presentation by the medical and dental plan administrator who happens to be at TRIUMF for renegotiating our coverage and fees structure. This is a unique opportunity to voice your wishes and concerns. Be at TRIUMF at 13:00 sharp.

Parking will be free for TARA members upon signing at the reception desk.( give your license plate (or bike make!!) to Jill).
The tour is optional but we need to know how many will be taking it to line up the required “trained” guides.

A formal invitation has been sent to all TARA members - if you are interested in attending, please reply to:

jmp@triumf.ca    or  dana@triumf.ca

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