The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto is one of ten non-profits in the U.S. and abroad to receive the New Digital Age Grants, funded through a $1 million donation by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy.
Awards given to the Citizen Lab as an organization.
Citizen Lab is one of seven nonprofit organizations around the world to receive the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert is the 2013 recipient of the Partners In Research Technology Ambassador Award.
Citizen Lab has been chosen as winner of the 2013 CLA Advancement of Intellectual Freedom in Canada Award for its commitment to research, advocacy, and activism in national and global abuses of cyber technology and for its courage in defending intellectual freedom against human rights violations.
Created in 1986, the Order of Ontario, the Canadian province’s highest official honour, recognizes the highest level of individual excellence and achievement in any field.
The Citizen Lab is the recipient of this year’s press freedom award of the Canadian Committee for World press Freedom (CCWPF), The 13th annual Press Freedom Award goes to a Canadian person or group who has defended or advanced the cause of freedom of expression. The Citizen Lab team, based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, was selected for its ongoing dedication to free expression online through work that exposes cases of Internet censorship and espionage around the world.
From The Globe and Mail
The Citizen Lab is proud and humbled by the announcement that we are the recipient of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) 2010 Vox Libera Award. The announcement stated “The Citizen Lab was selected for its dedication to free expression and access to information online. World leaders in the field of “hacktivism,” the Citizen Lab’s members focus their research on documenting cases of internet espionage and censorship around the world, reinforcing the idea that the Internet should remain a safe, public domain”.
From Digital Journal
Ron Deibert, Founder and Director of the Citizen Lab has received the University of Toronto’s Carolyn Tuohy Impact on Public Policy Award. The award is presented to a top University of Toronto faculty member who has made a significant impact on national and international public policy. One of the most internatonally prominent works produced by the Citizen Lab is “GhostNet: Investigating Cyber Espionage” , which was released in 2009. GhostNet was followed in 2010 by the highly publicised investigative report entitled “Shadows in the Cloud.” In addition to Ron’s notable achievements in the realm of cyberspace research, his large level of commitment to his students is greatly applauded.