National Research Council Canada-NRC

National Research Council Canada-NRC

June 22, 2010 14:21 ET

Minister Day Announces Investment for World-Leading Physics Laboratory

Supporting the development and operation of TRIUMF's Advanced Rare IsotopE Laboratory

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) - 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.

Canada's Science and Technology Strategy aims to help universities develop, attract, and retain the world's best researchers in Canada.

Recognized globally for research and innovation, Canada's National Research Council is a leader in the development of an innovative, knowledge-based economy for Canada through science and technology.

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    or
    Gary Toft
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Honourable Gary Goodyear
    Minister of State (Science and Technology)
    613-943-7599