Celebrating outstanding Canadian innovations

About the Awards 2021 winners

About the
Governor General's
Innovation Awards

6 Years
36 Awards
65 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.

2021 Winner Profiles

Learn more about the 2021 Governor General’s Innovation Awards laureates.

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Dr. Geoffrey T. Fong, Dr. Mary E. Thompson, Dr. David Hammond

International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation (ITC) Project

Waterloo, ON

Dr. James Robar

3D Printed Patient Devices for Cancer Treatment with Radiotherapy

Halifax, NS

Dr. Xiaoyi Bao

Distributed Acoustic Sensor

Ottawa, ON

Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey

Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey-Canadian Leaders in Indigenous Education

Membertou, NS

Dr. Sheila Wang

Swift Medical: AI-Powered Wound Care

Montreal, QC

Dr. Jackie Dawson, Dr. Natalie Carter, Ms. Natasha Simonee, and Ms. Shirley Tagalik

Arctic Corridors and Northern Voices

Ottawa, ON

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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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Where are they now?

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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