The 2017 Governor General’s Innovation Award

For the second year in a row, Governor General David Johnston honored eight of Canada’s trailblazing innovators who reshaped lives nationally and abroad. In 2017, awards were handed out to a new way of treating hearing deficits in developing countries around the globe, plastics in the body that will not cause blood clots and for a digital project dedicated to conserving Indigenous languages.

Read and share: Profiles of each 2017 award winner and their innovation journeys

Paul Santerre: A formula for turning ideas into products

Paul McGrath & Patricia Lingley-Pottie: Applying science to delivering mental health programs

Audra Renyi: Putting an invisible disability on the map

Marie Odile-Junker: Recording lessons for humanity

Bonnie Mallard: From the barn to the bench

David Brown: From the classroom to the boardroom