Goal 2

Strengthen our position as a world-leading particle accelerator centre

Outcome: Increased capacity for world-class, multidisciplinary research and development in Canada

State-of-the-art infrastructure is the bedrock of cutting-edge research and technology development. It enhances our capacity to perform at world-class levels, and acts as a catalyst for dynamic interactions between disciplines. Improving Canada’s performance requires access to leading facilities and infrastructure.

As Canada’s particle accelerator centre and a global leader in accelerator science and technology, TRIUMF attracts scientists and users from across Canada and around the world. We excel in building and operating high-performing, unique accelerator systems featuring a wide variety of particle beams — from protons and electrons to rare isotopes and muons. These systems drive multidisciplinary science programs, from nuclear and particle physics and quantum materials to applications in nuclear medicine, telecommunications, and aerospace.

The launch of two new platforms will increase our capacity to make breakthrough discoveries and deliver innovative solutions. ARIEL and IAMI will make Canada a destination of choice for international scientists and a hub for exciting new multidisciplinary programs and experiments. Refurbishment of the Meson Hall beamline will ensure sustainable and reliable performance, as well as open up new opportunities in our materials science program. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure will be underpinned by a refreshed governance model and an inclusive organizational culture.

We will achieve this goal by:

  • Unleashing the full power of our accelerator complex
  • Establishing TRIUMF as a global centre for nuclear medicine
  • Investing in state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure
  • Attracting the best scientists to our world-class facilities
  • Building a modern and inclusive organization
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Outcome: A new generation of highly-skilled Canadians ready to compete in the knowledge and innovation economy