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TRIUMF to welcome Waterloo as newest member University

26 March 2020

TRIUMF is pleased to announce the addition of the University of Waterloo as its newest Associate Member university, effective March 1, 2020.

The decision marks an important moment for the two organizations, which share a strong track record of collaboration and success on a variety of projects and partnerships. Internationally renowned, the University of Waterloo has contributed to shaping generations of leaders, from undergraduate co-op students to Ph.D. graduates and beyond, and actively supports students and researchers working in STEM across Canada – including many at TRIUMF.

The two organizations will aim to strengthen existing bonds in areas of mutual interest, like materials science research, as well as explore new opportunities, including various topics within TRIUMF’s expanding multidisciplinary scope, such as quantum computing and data science.

 “Our community is very pleased to be welcoming the University of Waterloo as our newest Member,” said TRIUMF Director Dr. Jonathan Bagger. “We have a history of shared cooperation and success, not only in research but also in training the next-generation of talent across our multidisciplinary programs. This addition promises deeper ties and new opportunities that will benefit our respective communities and those we serve.”

“The University of Waterloo is an important member of Canada’s national science and research community,” said Dr. Digvir Jayas, Chair of TRIUMF’s Board of Management. “We wish them a warm welcome to the TRIUMF family and we look forward to a bright future of opportunity and cooperation between our organisations.”

“We are pleased to join TRIUMF as an associate member and look forward to the opportunities that will develop to accelerate relationships between the centre and Waterloo researchers. TRIUMF's core values are in synergy with Waterloo's and the focus on industrial relationships, talent and interdisciplinary research have strong resonance with our priorities," said Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, Research and International, University of Waterloo.

Welcome, Waterloo!