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BC Government announces major investment in TRIUMF's advanced rare isotope laboratory (ARIEL)

At an event at the University of Victoria on October 6, 2016, the B.C. Government announced its $8.7 million investment in a national initiative to bolster Canada’s world-class rare-isotope capabilities. The contribution from the B.C. Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF) supports TRIUMF’s Advanced Rare Isotope Laboratory (ARIEL), a two-phase multidisciplinary research facility that will advance our fundamental understanding of the world in which we live. The ARIEL initiative is led by the University of Victoria (UVic), with 18 additional collaborating university partners from across Canada. In addition to the BC investment, ARIEL is supported by contributions from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec.