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Richard Blackwell

Reporter, Report on Business

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Governor-General’s Innovation Awards designed to celebrate, inspire Canadian ingenuity

An artist whose social media campaign united communities for a project that honoured missing aboriginal women, a biomedical engineer whose burn dressing kills bacteria and decreases inflammation, and an engineer who developed a robotic arm for people with reduced mobility are just three of the inaugural Governor-General’s Innovation Awards winners

May 18, 2016

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rblackwell@globeandmail.com

Richard Blackwell has reported on Canadian business for more than three decades. At the Financial Post and the Globe and Mail he has covered technology, transportation, investing, banking, securities and media, among many other subjects. Currently, his focus is on green technology and the economy. He has won a National Newspaper award, two Michener award nominations, a Canadian Journalism Fellowship and a Kenneth R. Wilson award.

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