Summary of the Five-Year Plan 2010-2015
TRIUMF is poised for a transformation. There is a convergence among the opportunities, skills and abilities of the laboratory, and the fruits of past investments. The plan for the future seizes three strategic opportunities:
- Platform technology: superconducting radio-frequency technology for next-generation accelerators;
- Platform technology: leading the emerging medical revolution; and
- Playing a major role in the world's largest scientific project, the LHC.
Support for these activities was requested under four different budget scenarions ranging from $328 million to $222 million for five-year operations and $60 million for capital infrastructure (e.g., buildings). The Government of Canada cofirmed $222.3 million of support on March 4, 2010, as part of the federal budget. The Canada Foundation for Innovation has approved a proposal led by the University of Victoria for the superconducting electron linear accelerator project at TRIUMF; this would provide approximately $20 million of the five-year budget. The Government of British Columbia announced $30.7 million of support for capital infrastructure at TRIUMF on June 22, 2010. Together, this funding is sufficient to launch TRIUMF's flagship initiative, the Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory (ARIEL).
Accelerating Science for Canada
TRIUMF brings together physics, chemistry, and biology in one of Canada's premier centres of excellence for nuclear medicine. New methods for disease detection and treatment are being developed.
Five-Year Plan 2010–2015 Report
TRIUMF has the world's largest cyclotron, which is used to generate exotic atoms for unlocking the secrets of the stars and discovering the medical isotopes of the future.
TRIUMF studies the detailed nature of materials revealing new levels of complexity-and simplicity.
TRIUMF helps Canadians understand the universe by providing tools, skills, and infrastructure for some of the world's most sophisticated research projects.