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TRIUMF partners with RBC Future Launch to create new opportunities for undergraduate students

07 August 2019

Today, TRIUMF is pleased to announce a new partnership with RBC Future Launch that will drive the development of the laboratory’s experiential education and training initiatives. Over the next five years, RBC Foundation’s $500,000 donation will allow TRIUMF to welcome more undergraduate students into its programs, so that more young Canadians will benefit from the laboratory’s unique environment for training and learning.

This funding will build upon TRIUMF’s existing interdisciplinary training initiatives, which are currently heavily oversubscribed. With RBC Future Launch’s investment, TRIUMF will secure foundational infrastructure – including new software systems, program staff, and professional development resources – to strengthen the program and grow the number of students participating in the laboratory’s hands-on, high-tech focussed work experience programs.

“As digital and machine technology advances, the next generation of Canadians will need to be more adaptive, creative and collaborative, adding and refining skills to keep pace with a world of work undergoing profound change, said Valerie Chort, Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, RBC. “That’s what RBC Future Launch is all about, and through our partnership with TRIUMF, we hope to be able to define those skills — and help young Canadians develop them.”

The RBC Future Launch program is a 10-year, $500 million commitment to empowering Canadian youth to build meaningful careers.

With a focus on networking, skills development and experience, the initiative aims to help solve the problems facing young people due to the changing landscape of the workplace.

“This partnership enables TRIUMF to both grow and improve the training and experiential learning we can provide to a wide range of undergraduate students from across the country,” said Dr. Jonathan Bagger, TRIUMF Director. “We are pleased to be working together with RBC for the benefit of the next generation of Canadians and the people they will serve.”

You can read more about RBC Future Launch here.