[News-releases] Patron of Science Award Recognizes Italian-Canadian Ties

Melissa Baluk mbaluk at triumf.ca
Tue Oct 14 08:56:38 PDT 2014

News Release | For Immediate Release | October 14, 2014 09:00 AM PDT 

Patron of Science Award Recognizes Italian-Canadian Ties

(Vancouver, BC) ––Today, Dr. Emanuele Fiore, Scientific Attaché of the Embassy of Italy, will be presented with TRIUMF’s inaugural Patron of Science award during a private ceremony at TRIUMF. Dr. Fiore will receive the award in the presence of His Excellency Gian Lorenzo Cornado, the Ambassador of Italy to Canada, the Honourable Angela Fucsia Nissoli, Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, and Fabrizio Inserra, Consul General of Italy in Vancouver. This is Ambassador Cornado’s first visit to the laboratory since assuming his role in April 2013.

“We are delighted to welcome His Excellency Gian Lorenzo Cornado to TRIUMF and celebrate Dr. Fiore’s collaborative spirit through the Patron of Science award,” said Dr. Jonathan Bagger, TRIUMF Director. “Dr. Fiore’s work has advanced intellectual, diplomatic, and business connections between TRIUMF, Canada, and Italy.” 

TRIUMF established the Patron of Science award to recognize the selfless and meritorious contributions of individuals outside the organization who supported the laboratory.

Dr. Fiore has brought Canada and Italy into closer partnership, from inter-university cooperation to applied research and technology innovation. For example, since 2011, Dr. Fiore has hosted TRIUMF at the Embassy’s annual Canada-Italy Research and Innovation University roundtables.

In 2011, three TRIUMF researchers, Anadi Canepa, Franco Mammarella, and Alice Miceli, founded ARPICO, the Society of Italian Researchers and Professionals in Western Canada. This is one of three associations representing the community of over 3,000 Italian researchers in Canada and is supported by 117 cooperation agreements between universities in both countries. 

“Fiore has been instrumental in creating ARPICO and in establishing its profile, both in Canada and abroad,” said Anadi Canepa, President of ARPICO. “His vision has helped us bring together a global network of researchers who work collaboratively to promote professional development and nurture dialogue between Italy and Canada, thereby improving the effectiveness of research in both countries.” 

Dr. Fiore has officially concluded his term at the Embassy in Canada and returns to Italy this fall.  


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Melissa M. Baluk					Tel: 604.222.7692
Communications Coordinator, TRIUMF	E-mail: mbaluk at triumf.ca

ARPICO is a not-for-profit volunteer based society operating in Western Canada, advocating public awareness of research activities that involve Italians or that may be of interest to the Italian community. The society offers an informal forum for discussion, provides a point of reference and support for researchers, professionals, and governmental entities. Its mission comprises the support to the knowledge exchange program via scholarships and travel fellowships. Please visit www.arpico.ca for more information.

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 information, please visit us at http://www.triumf.ca. Tweet us @TRIUMFLab.

Melissa M. Baluk
Communications Coordinator
Strategic Planning and Communications, TRIUMF

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