Organization: TRIUMF

The Short Report – May 15, 2019: Early career awards, cannabis R&D, AI

Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan has announced the first 157 early career researchers to share $38 million under the recently launched New Frontiers in Research Fund. Each recipient will receive up to $250,000 over the next two years to support international, interdisciplinary, fast-breaking and high-risk research. – Newswire Vancouver-based Centre for Drug Research…

TRIUMF to build new Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced last week federal investments for TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, to create a new life sciences facility called the Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI). Of the total $31.8 million required for construction, Ottawa will provide $10.2 million, British Columbia $12.2, TRIUMF $5.4 million, and the BC Cancer Foundation and…

TRIUMF, German institutions sign quantum computing tie-up

TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, leads a group of Canadian organizations that have signed a memorandum of understanding with German institutions to be able to collaborate on quantum computing and machine learning R&D and training. TRIUMF is joined by TRIUMF Innovations, its commercialization arm, and Canadian partners D-Wave Systems Inc. and 1QBit in a tie-up…

TRIUMF business arm looking into broader industry collaborations

Can science and business fruitfully cohabitate? It’s possible. And it’s happening in a Vancouver university campus where physicists can be found hard at work on their cyclotron particle accelerator in one room while industry people are in another room testing for radiation particles. These are common-day activities in TRIUMF, one of Canada’s large-scale research facilities, which is home to hundreds of researchers from academia, other research institutes and industry from across Canada and around the world.

Canada invests $12M to participate in CERN research

The federal government is providing $10 million to build new specialized equipment at the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland.

TRIUMF building a new home for nuclear medicine in Vancouver to become leader in niche market of medical isotope production

TRIUMF is in the midst of a multi-year effort to establish an Institute for Advanced Medical Isotopes (IAMI), which would feature major infrastructure for creating and handling these radioactive products, as well as laboratories for testing them in scientific and clinical settings. While similar work takes place in a variety of university and hospital settings across the country, this facility is intended to concentrate all aspects of such work — from the creation of raw materials to clinical trial work of potential therapies — in a single location…

TRIUMF Innovations launches UBC-based facility’s commercialization arm

TRIUMF has revamped and renamed its commercialization arm in a bid to boost the industrial uptake of its research and discoveries. Formerly known as Advanced Applied Physics Solutions Inc (AAPS), TRIUMF Innovations will be led by recently recruited Kathryn Hayashi who previously served as the founding CFO of the Centre for Drug Research and Development…

Canada & Japan sign new partnership agreement

Canada and Japan have signed a partnership agreement to enhance collaboration between TRIUMF and KEK, Japan’s High Energy Accelerator Research Organization. The agreement will see the centres establish a branch office at each other’s institution to boost research collaboration and joint projects ahead of next year’s 30th anniversary of the Canada-Japan Science and Technology Cooperation…