Tom Chau receives Governor General’s Innovation Award

Tom Chau | Via University of Toronto | May 14, 2018

Professor Tom Chau (IBBME) has been announced as a recipient of the 2018 Governor General’s Innovation Award. The honour celebrates outstanding Canadians who contribute to the country’s success, its future and inspire the next generation.

Chau, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME), has been distinctly recognized for his contributions to the field of paediatric rehabilitation engineering over the last several years. In January 2018, he was awarded the Order of Ontario, and in 2017, Chau and several members of his team received the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Cross (Civil Division) for their development of the Virtual Music Instrument, a device that helps individuals with complex disabilities express themselves and experience the benefits of music therapy.

“It’s exciting that innovations in the field of childhood disability are being recognized by the Governor General as important to Canada’s success and future,” said Chau. “Indeed, this award affirms our vision of no boundaries for children and youth living with disabilities and their families, and the value of their voices in Canadian society… Continue reading.