Join us to celebrate and recognize the Yukoners who are building a brighter Yukon, and creating opportunities with their innovations, businesses, and activism. Nominate an individual, business, or organization that inspires you.

The award winners will be recognized at the annual Hall of Innovators Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 18, 2021.


Nominations close Nov. 3rd, 2021

1)   Lifetime achievement: an innovator, entrepreneur, business, or organization who has shaped the culture, experience, or story of the Yukon in an undeniable way. This nominee will be permanently inducted into the Hall of Innovation.

2)  Notable innovators or innovations: a person or project that has already made a significant impact in their sector, industry, or on the social or cultural landscape of the Yukon, a community leader.

3) Youth Innovator Award: presented by the Western Arctic Youth Collective, our Youth Innovator Award is for a youth who is making the Yukon a better place with their leadership, innovative approach to finding solutions, or dedication to a cause.


The Selection Committee will consider the following when making their selection of honorees:

  • Innovation: the nominee has had a positive impact on an industry by developing innovative intellectual property, products, technologies, systems, designs or businesses that significantly improved the lives of Yukoners.
  • If the Nominee is a business, they are expected to have made a significant impact as a business leader and for their overall success
  • Community: the nominee has demonstrated relentless support for improving their community as a leader; and
  • Ethics: the nominee has displayed the highest level of ethics in their professional dealings.
  • Nominees can be living or posthumous.
  • Nominees are to be Yukoners by birth or by choice

Characteristics of Successful Innovators:

  • Against the Grain – Thinking that goes against the status quo / common wisdom.
  • Highly Persistent – Being proactively perseverant in the face of obstacles.
  • Opportunistic Mindset – Ability to see gaps in the market where others do not.
  • Pioneer / Trail-Blazer – Creating a new opportunity where “none” previously existed.
  • Business Leadership – Ability to bring others together to collaborate on solving a problem.

Nominations are due Wednesday, Nov. 3rd at 11:59pm

2020 Hall of Innovators Award Recipients


Watch this short video to hear from last year's recipients, and to check out the Hall of Innovators Installation at NorthLight Innovation.

If you have any questions, please contact Lana Selbee at [email protected]

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