Funding Acknowledgements

Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute

“Our scientific team includes theorists, experimentalists, and device fabrication experts working together to suggest new research directions, interpret experimental results, guide the selection and design of new materials, and suggest new applications for our discoveries. Our unusually close-knit and productive working relationships greatly accelerate progress by naturally aligning and mutually broadening, research interests.” (





“NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.” (




Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)

“Created by the Government of Canada in 1997, the CFI strives to build our nation’s capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians and the global community. Thanks to CFI investments in state-of-the-art infrastructure, Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions are attracting and retaining the world’s top research talent, training the next generation of researchers, supporting private-sector innovation and creating high-quality jobs that strengthen Canada’s position in today’s knowledge economy.” (




The University of British Columbia

“The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses.” (