Boost for particle physics in Canada
Apr 20, 2000
Canada is to invest an extra 200 million Canadian dollars in the Tri-University Meson Facility (TRIUMF) at Vancouver over the next five years. TRIUMF is primarily a particle physics laboratory, although it also conducts research in materials science, life sciences and medical therapy. The new money represents a 20% increase in lab's budget.
"This renewal of funding will permit TRIUMF to become a world leader in particle physics research," said Arthur Carty, President of National Research Council. "It will also retain and attract the leading scientific talent that is essential to build an innovative, knowledge-based economy."
"The federal government is strongly committed to science and technology and has a key role supporting Canada's research infrastructure," said John Manley, the industry minister. "Investment in the advancement of knowledge is essential as Canada continues its transition to an economy built on knowledge, innovation and technology."