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Canada Bolsters Support for Science and Technology

February 12, 2014 – TRIUMF

Early Investment Launches TRIUMF’s Ambitious Five-Year Plan

(Vancouver, BC) — In its Economic Action Plan for 2014-2015 released today, the Government of Canada
has renewed its commitment to TRIUMF’s existing world-leading research and international partnership
activities. The budget secures a base level for existing operations, proposing $222 million for the five years
beginning 2015-2016. The announcement of this commitment comes a year in advance and gives TRIUMF
a six-year planning horizon for the first time, a strategic advantage for Canada in the highly competitive
world of international science.
Paul Young, Chair of the TRIUMF Board of Management and Vice-President, Research and Innovation, at
the University of Toronto said, “This investment signals high confidence in TRIUMF and its pursuit of
fundamental research that attracts talent and fuels growth. The government has made a clear statement
about the continuing value of the laboratory and the Canadian science, technology, and innovation it
represents. We look forward to working with the government to continue enhancing resources for
TRIUMF’s operations and seizing new opportunities.”

Jim Hanlon, TRIUMF’s Interim Chief Executive Officer / Chief Administrative Officer, said, “We were
pleasantly surprised to see this early support for core operations in TRIUMF’s Five-Year Plan 2015-2020.
The plan focuses on providing value to Canada by advancing knowledge, creating future leaders, and
driving growth. We have high ambitions and this investment will enable us to work with the Government
of Canada and all our stakeholders to secure the additional resources required to implement the plan.”
TRIUMF’s Five-Year Plan 2015-2020 is available at URL

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TRIUMF is Canada’s national laboratory for particle and nuclear physics. Together with its partner AAPS,
Inc., TRIUMF also seeks to commercialize its technologies for the benefit of all Canadians. Located on the
south campus of the University of British Columbia, TRIUMF receives operating support from the
Government of Canada through a contribution agreement via National Research Council Canada; the
Government of British Columbia provides capital for new buildings. TRIUMF is owned and operated as a
joint venture by a consortium of the following Canadian universities: University of Alberta, University of
British Columbia, University of Calgary, Carleton University, University of Guelph, University of
Manitoba, McGill University, McMaster University, Université de Montréal, University of Northern British
Columbia, Queen’s University, University of Regina, Saint Mary’s University, Simon Fraser University,
University of Toronto, University of Victoria, University of Winnipeg, and York University. For more
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