Dr. Marianne Ignace awarded Governor General's Innovation Award

May 15, 2019

Dr. Marianne Ignace of our department and her husband, Chief Dr. Ronald Ignace, have been awarded a Governor General’s Award for Innovation. The Ignaces are being honoured for developing a collaborative approach to research involving Indigenous people and communities, one that “deeply respects and furthers public understanding of Indigenous peoples’ connection to the land and language,” according to a news release to celebrate the award. Their innovations in the methods of research of Indigenous language and culture is being honoured alongside innovations in AI, social services, ecological monitoring, medical technology, and digital forensics.

Visit Dr. Marianne Ignace's page for more information about her work and go to the page for our partners in the First Nation Languages Program to see other work being done with Indigenous languages at SFU.