Goal 3

Become a hub for interdisciplinary education and training

Outcome: A new generation of highly-skilled Canadians ready to compete in the knowledge and innovation economy

To thrive and grow in the new knowledge economy, Canada must continue to develop and attract a well-educated, highly-skilled, and flexible workforce. Solving society’s most challenging problems requires the work of diverse and multidisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, technicians, tradespeople, and other workers with broad sets of skills. Global competitiveness and national prosperity also depend on giving all Canadians a fair chance to succeed. Canada is a nation rich in diversity; the Inclusive Innovation Agenda places inclusion and diversity front and centre of government programs and policies.

At TRIUMF, we recognize that equity, diversity and inclusion are integral to excellence and enhance our ability to accomplish our mission. They are ingrained in everything we do. Going forward, we are committed to increasing our efforts to broaden and deepen Canada’s talent pool, with a strong focus on strengthening the STEM pipeline and increasing access for our diverse population. Our world-class, multidisciplinary research programs provide people with the specialized, and real-life, skills needed to drive and adapt to change — and to succeed in the knowledge economy. We target early-career researchers in particular to promote diversity in the workforce of the future. We complement their post-secondary education with unique training opportunities in research, technologies, entrepreneurship, and commercialization.

We will achieve this goal by:

  • Fostering a culture that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Increasing early-career research opportunities
  • Expanding professional development training
  • Training students across our network


Download our Five-Year Plan 2020-2025

Outcome: Greater access to STEM opportunities for all Canadians