Celebrating outstanding Canadian innovations

About the Awards 2022 winners

About the
Governor General's
Innovation Awards

7 Years
42 Awards
68 Partner

The Innovation Awards recognize and celebrate outstanding Canadian individuals, teams and organizations—trailblazers and creators who contribute to our country’s success, who help shape our future and who inspire the next generation.

2022 Winner Profiles

Learn more about the 2022 Governor General’s Innovation Awards laureates.

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Ms. Tessa Lochhead, Ms. Leah Kippomee, Ms. Jeeteeta Merkosak, Ms. Karen Nutarak

Pirurvik Preschool – A Place to Grow

Dr. Pieter R. Cullis, Dr. Michael J. Hope and Dr. Thomas D. Madden (pictured is Dr. Pieter Cullis)

Lipid Nanoparticles that Enable COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines

Dr. Susan Scollie, Dr. Richard Seewald, Mr. Steve Beaulac, Dr. Sheila Moodie, Dr. Marlene Bagatto, Mr. Leonard Cornelisse, and Mr. Shane Moodie

Desired Sensation Level (DSL): World’s First Pediatric Hearing Aid Prescription

Mr. Robert Niven, Ms. Jennifer Wagner, Dr. George Monkman, Dr. Dean Forgeron

CarbonCure - Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies for the Concrete Industry

Meti Basiri, CMO and Co-Founder, Martin Basiri, CEO and Co-Founder, Massi Basiri, COO and Co-Founder

ApplyBoard : Improving Global Access to Education

Mr. Jean-Simon Venne, Mr. Sean Neely, Mr. Sam Ramadori - BrainBox AI Team

BrainBox AI: Autonomous AI Technology for HVAC systems

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The Governor General’s Innovation Awards are an annual celebration of Canadian innovations that exemplify excellence and have meaningful impacts on our quality of life.

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Impact Stories

Stories about the Laureates and their incredible achievements.

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Respectful fusion of fashion and art

Christi Belcourt is a Métis visual artist with a deep respect for the traditions and knowledge of her people. Her art

In the News

How baby ‘teachers’ in classrooms are teaching older kids empathy

2018 Governor General’s Innovation Award laureate, Mary Gordon appeared on The Today Show on October 17, 2019, in a segment

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David Brown Continues to Make the World Healthier

In 2017, David Brown was presented a Governor General’s Innovation Award for founding the MyCodev Group, whose purpose is to

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