First Governor General’s Innovation Awards recipients announced

April 28, 2016

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Canadians have made great, innovative contributions, but we rarely celebrate these accomplishments. The Governor General’s Innovation Awards were established to recognize outstanding Canadian individuals, teams and organizations — the trailblazers and creators who strengthen our country, help shape our future and inspire the next generation. Today,
the Office of the Governor General announced the inaugural award recipients.

Read: #GGInnovation Awards 2016 Winners

Watch: How the Selection Committee chose the best innovations in Canada

The CFI, a founding partner of the awards, managed the adjudication process, drawing on the best practices of our well-established and highly rigorous merit-based review process we use to award funds for research infrastructure projects at universities and colleges across the country.

Watch: How does the CFI choose which projects to fund?

The inaugural awards ceremony will be held May 19, 2016, at Rideau Hall.