The winners of the NSERC 2018 Awards. Ali Kademi, Ph.D., InnuScience – completely to the right in the top row. The Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada – standing in the center. Louis Tessier, Ph.D., Collège de Shawinigan – completely to the right in the bottom row. Photo: Adam Scotti (Office of the Prime Minister)

 

On May 1st, some of Canada’s most talented scientists and engineers were honored by Government of Canada dignitaries for their excellence. As part of the NSERC Recognition Program, the Synergy Award for Innovation 2018 was awarded to InnuScience Canada and Collège de Shawinigan for a research project they conducted through a research and development partnership that will contribute to bringing significant technological advancements in the field of bio-cleaners.

Ali Kademi, Ph.D., of InnuScience and Louis Tessier, Professor at Collège de Shawinigan, proudly received this mention and recognition of excellence. The Synergy Award for Innovation highlights examples of collaboration that provide a model of effective partnership between industry and academia.

The awards ceremony was chaired by Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. For the occasion, the recipients also had the privilege of exchanging with the Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.

 

Winners of the NSERC 2018 Awards had the privilege of exchanging with the Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. Ali Kademi, Ph.D., InnuScience – on the left, is speaking with Mr. Trudeau – second from the right. Photo: Adam Scotti (Office of the Prime Minister)

 

Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, with Ali Kademi, Ph.D., InnuScience. Photos : MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall

 

Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, with Louis Tessier, Ph.D., Collège de Shawinigan. Photos : MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall