The Tekran MerPAS Sampler has been awarded the Governor General’s Innovation Award given to technologies demonstrating entrepreneurial technologies with transformative, positive impact for Canadian society. The Tekran MerPAS sampler is a novel power-free sampling technology for determination of elemental mercury concentrations in ambient air. The unique design allow the sampler to be deployed in remote areas, and is also a useful monitoring tool for programs with limited funding or without the infrastructure necessary for active monitoring. This new tool allows assessment of environmental and human health related impacts of airborne mercury exposure. More information about this award may be found by following this link.