Fonds UBCA-ARC-1571 - TRIUMF (Tri-University Meson Facility) fonds

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TRIUMF (Tri-University Meson Facility) fonds

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2.44 m of textual records.

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TRIUMF (TRI-University Meson Facility) is Canada's particle accelerator centre. It began as a consortium of three universities, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and Victoria. This consortium has continued to grow and today is over 20 members strong. TRIUMF affords infrastructure and tools that are too expensive for a single institution to provide.

Residing on the southern side of the Vancouver UBC Campus, TRIUMF houses the world’s largest cyclotron which has a source of 520 MeV protons on its 12.55 acre site. The cyclotron attracts scientists and researchers from around the world who focus on particle physics, nuclear physics, nuclear medicine, materials science, and detector and accelerator development. On-site, TRIUMF has a team of over 500 scientists, engineers, tradespeople, administrative staff, postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate, and graduate students. Since its inception, TRIUMF has been instrumental in the development of PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scanners and radiotracers, and ATLAS (A Toroidal LHC ApparatuS) detector for the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (French Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire). TRIUMF, and its researchers, have also received many important designations, and accolades since its formation. Moving forward, TRIUMF plans to explore questions in the areas of Rare-Isotope Beams, Particle Physics, Nuclear Medicine, Molecular and Materials Science, Accelerator Physics, Particle and Nuclear Physics Theory, and Detector Development. Ultimately, the ongoing pure research will be in subatomic physics which will lay the foundation for further advances in health, science, innovation, and future commercial success for Canadians.

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Fonds consists of records documenting the administration of TRIUMF and includes Board of Management minutes and meeting dockets, committee minutes, and reports. Also included are reports and published proposals documenting the origins and ongoing development of TRIUMF. The records are arranged in the following series: Board of Management, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, and Reports.

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Acquired from TRIUMF in 2020.


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These are institutional records and are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Researcher access to these records is subject to review. To organize access please contact us at UBC Archives.

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