Recipients of the 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Awards announced

May 5, 2017

OTTAWA, ONTARIO — Several trailblazing Canadians have been recognized today as recipients of the second annual Governor General’s Innovation Awards. The awards were established to recognize outstanding Canadian individuals, teams and organizations — the pioneers and creators who strengthen our country, help shape our future and inspire the next generation. Today, the Office of the Governor General announced the winners.

Read: Winners of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards

The Canada Foundation for Innovation (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, which we use to award funds for research infrastructure projects at universities and colleges across the country.

The awards ceremony will be held May 23, 2017, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

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