Celebrating outstanding Canadian innovations

About the awards 2018 winners

About the
Governor General's
Innovation Awards

3 Years
18 Awards
47 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.

2018 Winner Profiles

Learn more about the 2018 Governor General’s Innovation Awards laureates.

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Kamran Khan

Bluedot brings change to global health with an early warning system ( … )

Toronto, Ontario

Terry-Lynn Young, Sean Connors, Kathleen Hodgkinson, Daryl Pullman

Life-saving screening methods and preventative treatments for the “Newfoundland Curse” ( … )

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Gary Kobinger and Xiangguo Qiu

ZMapp treats patients with the Ebola virus ( … )

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Mary Gordon

Roots of Empathy helps reduce aggression and bullying in school-aged children ( … )

Toronto, Ontario

First Nations Finance Authority

Innovative funding regime for First Nations communities ( … )

Westbank, British Columbia

Tom Chau

Helping non-verbal individuals overcome communication obstacles ( … )

Toronto, Ontario

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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.

The Process

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Innovation Ecosystem Experts

Selection Committee

Impact Stories

Stories about the Laureates and their incredible achievements.

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Where are they now?

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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Where are they now?

Kinova Teams up with McGill University

2016 Governor General’s Innovation Award laureate, Charles Deguire is the CEO and co-founder of Kinova has recently partnered with McGill

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Where are they now?

Orpyx Takes 2nd Place at Pitch@Palace

2016 Governor General’s Innovation Awards laureate, Dr. Breanne Everett attended and participated in the Duke of York’s “Pitch@Palace” in April

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