Governor General’s Innovation Awards

Since 2016, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has had the privilege of being a nominating partner for the Governor General’s Innovation Awards. Led by the Office of the Governor General and the Rideau Hall Foundation, this national award program celebrates excellence in innovation across all sectors of Canadian society and inspires Canadians, particularly Canadian youth, to be entrepreneurial innovators. Through our participation in the GGIAs, the Federation helps showcase our humanities and social sciences community as an important source of innovation.  

Read about our winning nominees!  


The SmartICE team, represented by Trevor Bell, Shelly Elverum, Jenny Mosesie, Shawna Dicker, SmartICE - making ice travel safe


Dr. Marie-Odile JunkerTaking steps to preserve endangered Aboriginal languages in Canada 

Calls for nominations for the 2023 GGIA now closed

The Federation will launch its next call for nominations in summer 2023. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the program or nomination process, please contact