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  • Call for General User Proposals for Cycle 32 Image

    News: Call for General User Proposals for Cycle 32

    Posted on February 12, 2020
    The Call for General User Proposal for July - December 2020 (Cycle 32) is due on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12.00 CST. Please submit proposals via https://user-portal.lightsource.ca. We have been informed that the draft schedule for cycle 32 has a similar number of user shifts as cycle 31 and therefore it may be challenging to allocate all user beamtime requests (cut-off score was 1.75 for cycle 31). Further, there will be no time available in October, November and December. Please keep in mind this is a draft schedule and is not yet official, but it is unlikely change.  Considering these restrictions, we understand if you choose not to submit a proposal for the upcoming cycle. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions regarding the upcoming cycle.

  • REIXS schedule for the next cycle Image

    News: REIXS schedule for the next cycle

    Posted on November 28, 2019
    REIXS beamtime allocation and scheduling is complete. It can be viewed via /user-guide/schedule/. We apologize that we can not accommodate all the requested shifts as the number of available shifts for general users in the normal operations are greatly reduced due to an extra month of facility development mode.

  • The Call for General  User Proposals for next cycle was closed Image

    News: The Call for General User Proposals for next cycle was closed

    Posted on February 01, 2018
    The Call for General User Proposal for July -  December 2018 (Cycle 28) was closed. The deadline for proposal submission was Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 23.59 (CST). Support for submitting proposal via the new user-portal system wll be available until 16.30 CST that day.

  • The Call for General User Proposals for next cycle was closed Image

    News: The Call for General User Proposals for next cycle was closed

    Posted on July 27, 2017
    The Call for General User Proposal for January -  June 2018 (Cycle 27) was closed. The deadline for proposal submission was Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - NOON (CST).

  • Changes to after-hours building access for users begin July 15 Image

    News: Changes to after-hours building access for users begin July 15

    Posted on July 06, 2017
    Several recommendations have been implemented over the last few months to improve facility security. In January, we added a security officer at reception outside normal business hours. This ensures we have a security presence in the building at all times, with the officer on site Monday to Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 8 a.m., and around-the-clock on weekends and holidays.    Starting July 15, we will implement the next set of changes, consisting of user access to the main entrance only outside of normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In order to facilitate user access in case of inclement weather and to avoid longer walks at nighttime while continuing to enhance security, users with valid access cards will be able to enter the vestibules at the SAL (closest entrance to the Light Source Guesthouse) and at BMIT (at the end of the parking lot, furthest from the main entrance). Once inside, users will be able to contact the security guard through an intercom to request entrance to the CLS. The security guards will allow access based on the user presenting a valid access card that includes a photo.

  • The Call for General User Proposals for next cycle was closed Image

    News: The Call for General User Proposals for next cycle was closed

    Posted on February 23, 2017
    The Call for General User Proposal for July -  December 2017 (Cycle 26) was closed. The deadline for proposal submission was Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - NOON (CST).

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    News: The Call for General User Proposals for next cycle was closed

    Posted on March 31, 2015
        The Call for General User Proposal for January - June 2017 (Cycle 25) was closed. The deadline for proposal submission was Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - NOON (CST).