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Canadian Research Infrastructure – Lessons learnt and future directions

29 Jan 2024

Personal lessons: Strong governance support and oversight (accountability) PPE/Safety structures Regulatory compliance environment (mines, construction, manufacturing) Diverse teamwork essential Operational excellence Infrastructure maintenance Deliberate talent development What is TRIUMF? TRIUMF is Canada’s particle accelerator centre. [...] We are a world-class hub of research, education, and innovation that is home to ~600 staff and students Founded in 1968 by the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Victoria*, TRIUMF is a central component of Canada’s research ecosystem *…and university of Alberta before the ink was dry 6 7 Discovery, accelerated. [...] Member Universities: University of Alberta Queen's University University of British Columbia University of Regina University of Calgary Saint Mary's University Carleton University Université de Sherbrooke University of Guelph Simon Fraser University University of Manitoba University of Toronto McGill University University of Victoria McMaster University University of Waterloo Université de Montréa. [...] accelerator-based technology) Driving attraction, training, and retention of diverse Academia Government world-class talent; creating national pipeline MRF Return on existing investment in infrastructure Delivers clear socio-economic return: IP creation, spin- offs, (improving health outcomes for the treatment of Industry cancer, green mining, etc.) Provides resilience on a national scale. [...] Evolving TRIUMF’s program towards the future TRIUMF on the Hill – Meetings with Members of Parliament 19 Call to action MRF are National Assets for Canada, operating on the international stage 20 There have been great examples and stories today of how MSI are excellent in all the areas the government cares about A compelling narrative exists, though greater coordination is likely needed Slic.



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