Celebrating outstanding Canadian innovations

2024 Winners

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Governor General's
Innovation Awards

9 Years
54 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.

2024 Winner Profiles

Learn more about the 2024 Governor General’s Innovation Awards laureates.

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Dr. Steven Holdcroft and Dr. Benjamin Britton

Revolutionary ion-exchange membranes and polymers for Clean Energy

British Columbia

Dr. Kang Lee

Research in Moral Development to Legal, Clinical and Healthcare Innovation


Mr. Laurent Dallaire and Mr. François Bédard



Ms. Nuha Siddiqui (pictured), Ms. Kritika Tyagi

erthos - next-gen biomaterials platform



The Canadian Archaeological Association Working Group on Unmarked Graves (CAAWGUG)


Mr. Christian Bagg

Bowhead Reach


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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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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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