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GGIA Ceremony

May 18, 2018

Presentation Ceremony of the
Governor General’s Innovation Awards

OTTAWA—During Canadian Innovation Week, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will preside over the Governor General’s Innovation Awards ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 10:30 a.m.

The awards will be presented to the following six winners in recognition of their exceptional work.

  • Tom Chau -Toronto, Ontario
  • First Nations Finance Authority - Westbank, British Columbia
  • Mary Gordon - Toronto, Ontario
  • Kamran Khan - Toronto, Ontario
  • Gary Kobinger and Xiangguo Qiu - Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Terry-Lynn Young, Sean Connors, Kathleen Hodgkinson and Daryl Pullman (Memorial University of Newfoundland Research Team) - St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

For more information about the awards, visit For more information about the inaugural Canadian Innovation Week, which is being held from May 22 to 31, 2018, visit


Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with
the Rideau Hall Press Office, and must arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance
no later than 
10:15 a.m. on the day of the ceremony.

Media information:

Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613- 990-2997
613-302-0249 (cell)

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