Implemented between 1995 and 2005, the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Awards Program was created to recognize and help support the work of outstanding young faculty researchers at Canadian universities, colleges and major research institutes. The program has been established at more than 20 institutes across Canada. Administered by each respective institute, the award offers financial support and public acknowledgment to help our most promising researchers continue their careers here in Canada.
Since its inception, nearly $5 million has been endowed at universities across the country. To date, there have been more than 160 recipients from 23 institutes.