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Media Advisory: Governor General to deliver remarks at the Governor General’s Innovation Awards Ceremony

Press Release

May 17, 2022

OTTAWA, Ontario—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, will deliver opening remarks at the Governor General’s Innovation Awards ceremony. These awards recognize and celebrate trailblazers who help shape our society and our future, and who inspire the next generation of innovators.

Date: May 19, 2022
Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Location: Virtual ceremony (YouTube)

The recipients of the 2022 Governor General’s Innovation Awards are:

  • CarbonCure, for their work in the field of carbon dioxide removal technologies for the concrete industry
  • The Lipid Nanoparticles (LNP) systems project team, for developing technology that enables mRNA vaccines to fight against COVID-19
  • The ApplyBoard team, for their work in improving global access to education
  • Pirurvik Preschool – A Place to Grow, for its transformative early childhood education initiative that combines Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit customs) and Inungnuinniq (traditional education for Inuit children) using Montessori methods
  • The BrainBox AI team, for its use of artificial intelligence technology to optimize HVAC systems in real time
  • The team behind Desired Sensation Level (DSL), the world’s first paediatric hearing aid prescription.

For more information on this year’s recipients, visit the Rideau Hall Foundation’s (RHF) Governor General’s Innovation Awards website.

Notes for Media:

  • Media wishing to view the event must register using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2022-governor-generals-virtual-innovation-awards-tickets-328290354287
  • There will not be an opportunity to ask questions during the virtual event.

About the Governor General’s Innovation Awards
The Governor General’s Innovation Awards aim to inspire Canadians to embrace innovation and to emulate innovative, entrepreneurial risk-takers who have developed new or better ways of creating value and who are having a meaningful impact on our quality of life. The RHF manages all aspects of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards.

Media information:
Rideau Hall Press Office
343-573-7563
[email protected]

Rideau Hall Foundation
Jill Clark
Communications Manager
[email protected]

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