Joyce Murray

Your member of parliament for


Vancouver Quadra

Joyce Murray

Your member of parliament for


Vancouver Quadra

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2017-04-17 – MP Joyce Murray – Statement on TRIUMF’s 50th Anniversary

Mr. Speaker,

I would like to celebrate the 50th anniversary of TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre and a hub for discovery and innovation.

Founded in 1968 as a regional tri-university meson facility, TRIUMF is now a multidisciplinary, nationwide partnership of 20 universities.

Powered by its complement of top talent and advanced accelerator infrastructure – including the world’s largest cyclotron, and a new superconducting linear accelerator – TRIUMF is driving the leading edge in science, innovation and technology.

Mr. Speaker, this is a perfect example of the value of pure science that our government embraces. TRIUMF is enhancing the lives of Canadians as it continues to push the frontiers in research to advance science, medicine, and business. By asking big questions about our universe and exploring tiny particles, TRIUMF boosts our knowledge economy.

By providing inspiration and training to the next generations of young scientists and innovators TRIUMF ensures that Canada will continue to lead for the next 50 years and beyond.