The CLTS announces the 2021 CLTS Impact Awards recipients

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society is delighted to announce that Tommy Friedlich, Ryan Mosoff, sava saheli singh and Dianah Byaruhanga Ajuna have been awarded the 2021 CLTS Impact Awards.

The Centre for Law, Technology and Society, Canada's leading research hub for technology law, ethics and policy, launched the Impact Awards to encourage emerging researchers and build capacity and leadership towards evidence-based advocacy and engagement in technology law, ethics and policy issues.

The CLTS Impact Awards are designed to recognize outstanding emerging researchers (students and high qualified personnel) that are engaged thought leaders, and to celebrate the impact they have had on technology law, ethics and policy through their research achievements, knowledge mobilization, and outreach activities in Canada or on the global stage. 


The 2021-2022 Awardees are:

  • Tommy Friedlich and Ryan Mosoff, JD candidates in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, for their leadership in the creation and launch of the Global Pandemic App Watch (GPAW). 
  • Dianah Byaruhanga Ajuna, PhD candidate with the Open AIR Network in the Faculty of Law, for her leadership on technology law and inclusion in Africa and on the global stage. 
  • Dr. sava saheli singh, Scotiabank-eQuality Postdoctoral Fellow on AI and Surveillance at the AI + Society Initiative and in the Faculty of Social Sciences, for their leadership in knowledge mobilization with the Screening Surveillance film series.


The Selection Committee considered the impact on policy and society through a wide range of achievements (e.g. scholary literature, explanatory journalism, reports, professional practice, public discourse, public policies, tools and products). Nominees had to be emerging researchers who were affiliated with the CLTS during the 2020-2021 Academic Year.  

Thanks to the generosity of anonymous donors to the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, each CLTS Impact Award comes with a monetary prize of CA$1,000.

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