Governor General’s Innovation Awards

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This national award program celebrates excellence in innovation across all sectors of Canadian society and inspires Canadians, particularly Canadian youth, to be entrepreneurial innovators. Through participation in the Governor General’s Innovation Awards, Universities Canada helps to showcase important Canadian innovations.

Universities Canada is a nominating partner of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards and will be submitting nominations on behalf of its member institutions. For these awards, innovation is understood as addressing a pressing problem with a solution that is based on new thinking and putting that solution into action. Innovations must have already demonstrated significant impact on the quality of life in Canada.

DeadlinesRequired Steps
Internal: Thursday, October 19Notice of intent to nominate Email Awards & Distinctions regarding Western Research support and coordination of your nomination
External: Thursday, November 2Submission to Universities Canada

Eligible nominees for this award are:

  • Canadian Citizens or permanent Residents
  • Individuals, teams or organizations from any sector

Note: The awards are not intended for lifetime achievement or innovations that have not yet demonstrated impact.

More information…

Contact: Potential nominators and nominees are asked to contact Research Awards & Distinctions regarding Western Research support and coordination of your nomination.

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