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Researcher Emeritus


The designation of Researcher Emeritus is intended to mark the past accomplishments of retired researchers and to express TRIUMF's appreciation for the willingness of those persons to continue to be active in research-related activities at TRIUMF.


The TRIUMF Board of Management confers the designation of Researcher Emeritus on the recommendation of the Head of the Science Division and supported by the Director and the TRIUMF Senior Promotions Committee. Nominations should cite:

a. The researcher's record as an internationally recognized scientist, scholar, and innovator as well as a contributor to TRIUMF and to the local and national science and technology communities; and b. The researcher's record since retirement as a scientist and contributor to regional and national science and technology communities or, if the researcher has recently retired, evidence of a commitment to remain active, for instance through participation in regional or national scientific organizations or involvement in research projects in areas related to TRIUMF's programs. Official recognition of this honorary status will take place at a TRIUMF Board of Management meeting.


a. This honorary status is accorded for life and Researchers Emeriti have the privilege of identifying themselves by the title.
b. They may also be accorded some office space and support at a level and for duration to be determined by the Director. This will be linked to a formal term research appointment similar to that of a visiting scientist.


Access to peer-reviewed funding will be accorded at the same level offered to current TRIUMF researchers, subject to the rules of the relevant funding body.


a. Researchers Emeriti will be allowed access to the same university resources (i.e. library access) as TRIUMF researchers.
b. The initial term research appointment that is tied to resources will be for a three-year term and may be renewed at the discretion of the TRIUMF Director. These resources may include office space, and computer and phone access.
c. For the research appointment, the active research commitment is expected to be at the minimum of a 1/3 FTE.


a. The interpretation of this policy is the responsibility of the Head of the Science Division.
b. The administration of this policy is the responsibility of the Human Resource department.