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TRIUMF's Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory recevies $14 million

TRIUMF's Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory recevies $14 million

York University has been an associate member of the TRIUMF consortium since September 2008. Located in British Columbia, it is Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics.  Seven of York's researchers in the Faculty of Science & Engineering's Experimental High Energy Physics group are active members of the consortium and its research projects.

On June 22, the government announced $14 million to develop and operate ARIEL, the facility's Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory:

The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and President of the Treasury Board, today announced a significant contribution to Canada's national laboratory for nuclear and particle physics research.

"Our government is supporting science and technology to improve the quality of life of Canadians, create jobs and strengthen the economy," said Minister Day. "This investment, as part of the Economic Action Plan, will support world-leading research and provide opportunities to bring new innovations to the marketplace so that Canadians and people around the world can benefit."

"World-class research facilities provide researchers with the tools they need to succeed," said the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology). "The ARIEL facility is a great achievement for Vancouver, and for all of Canada."

The government will invest $14 million to support the development and operation of ARIEL, the Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory at TRIUMF.  This investment is part of the government's five-year, $222 million commitment to TRIUMF made in Budget 2010: Leading the Way on Jobs and Growth.

Located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, TRIUMF has received more than $1 billion in federal investment to support operations, infrastructure and commercialization activities. It brings together dedicated physicists and interdisciplinary talent, sophisticated technical resources, and commercial partners in a way that has established the laboratory as a global model of success. The advances ensuing from TRIUMF's research will enhance the health and quality of life of millions of Canadians.

The full announcement is available on the National Research Council Canada's website.

Posted by Elizabeth Monier-Williams, research communications officer.