Gavin Armstrong


Tackling a global health concern through social entrepreneurship

Gavin Armstrong is the founder of Lucky Iron Fish™, a social enterprise using a simple health innovation—a reusable iron fish that can be cooked with food—to alleviate iron deficiency around the world.

Dr. Armstrong was the first Canadian recipient of the William J. Clinton Award for international work against hunger, as well as the inaugural winner of the Michaëlle Jean Emergency Hunger Relief Award. He was named one of Forbes magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 for social entrepreneurialism in 2016. He holds an honours BComm and a PhD in biomedical science from the University of Guelph.

* Gavin Armstrong is one of 7 Young Innovators to Know who met with students, policy makers and Parliamentarians at Universities Canada’s Homecoming 2016 event on October 25 in Ottawa.

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