GG Innovation Awards


Governor General of Canada

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Award Details

The Governor General’s Innovation Awards will be given to individuals, teams and/or organizations whose innovations are truly exceptional, transformative and positive in their impact on the quality of life in Canada. 

Inspiration – How does the process leading to this innovation, its implementation and its developer(s) inspire future innovators in Canada?

Leadership – How did the nominee(s) demonstrate leadership in their work? Discuss evidence of initiative, collaboration, risk-taking and problem-solving in the process of developing and implementing the innovation.

Impact – Does the innovation in question have a positive effect in the world? Describe the successful implementation of the innovation in the sector, economy, society or culture, and the role of the nominee(s) in that implementation.

Nominations are invited through nominating partners, including Universities Canada (who will have their own deadline of Nov. 2). Please contact for more information.

Previous Award Winners


  • Andrew Martindale (Antropology)


  • Pieter Cullis (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

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