The journey of innovation nation

Recommendations from Canadian Innovators

This past summer in Ottawa, seven extraordinarily imaginative Canadians were recognized at the first-ever recipients of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards. These Canadian citizens have created such things as a wearable technology so people with diabetes can detect on their smart watch what they can’t feel in their feet. They’re extending the lifespan of the lithium ion batteries that power electric cars, attracting the attention of Tesla’s Elon Musk and drawing a dream team of graduate students to Dalhousie University. They’re marrying traditional indigenous knowledge with cutting-edge applied arts and design, using technology and art for social justice and change.

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