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2018 Governor General’s Innovation Awards

Published on July 14, 2017

Innovative Researcher working in the Humanities and Social Sciences 

The Federation was invited last year by the Governor General’s office to join as a nominating partner for these prestigious Innovation Awards and we were thrilled to see one of our nominees selected as a winner in 2017. I encourage you to read more about Marie-Odile Junker’s fascinating innovation story.

To recommend a candidate, please send us a short description of a researcher working in the Humanities and Social Sciences and let us know how they meet the following award criteria:

  • Use of new knowledge or technology
  • Demonstration of inspiration, creativity, collaboration, risk-taking and problem solving
  • Demonstration of initiative and leadership to drive change
  • Ability to address a compelling, real-world social, economic or cultural challenge
  • Evidence of the innovation’s implementation and impact

The Federation secretariat will review the suggestions and create a short list of candidates. A maximum of four final nominees will be selected by a committee made up of Federation Board members and submitted to the award committee.

In making your suggestions, please consider the diversity of the candidates. Both the short list and the final list of nominees will be determined with a consideration for regional, gender, language, and discipline diversity. Please send your suggestions to by August 14.

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