Robert Cribb, Founder & Director

Robert Cribb is founder and director of the Investigative Journalism Bureau and an investigative reporter at the Toronto Star. He has received national and international reporting awards for investigations into offshore tax evasion, child exploitation, human trafficking, dangerous doctors, environmental threats and public safety. He was part of the international reporting team that produced the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers investigation in 2017. Cribb is founder of the National Student Investigative Reporting Network, past president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, the first international board member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, current president of Canadian journalism charity Veritas – Advancing Journalism in the Public Interest and is co-author of Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide (Oxford University Press). Cribb is recipient of both the Massey Journalism Fellowship and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy Reporting. He teaches investigative reporting at Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Journalism and the University of Toronto.

Declan Keogh, Senior Reporter & Partnership Coordinator

Declan Keogh is an award-winning investigative reporter. His work has appeared in a number of publications, including CBC, Global News, the National Observer, NOW Magazine and the Toronto Star. He is also a gold-medal graduate of the Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Journalism. Before becoming a journalist, he built houses and travelled the world playing music in a DIY punk band.

Robert Steiner, Assistant Professor and Director of the Dalla Lana Fellowship in Journalism and Health Impact

Robert Steiner began his career as a global finance correspondent for The Wall Street Journal with postings in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo, where he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, won two Overseas Press Club awards and the Inter-American Press Association Award. After leaving The Wall Street Journal, Steiner received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and then worked as a business strategy executive, first at The Boston Consulting Group and later as Group Vice President in charge of Strategic Planning for Bell Globemedia, parent of the Globe and Mail and CTV. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Steiner served as Assistant Vice President of the University of Toronto in charge of Strategic Communications. He lives in Toronto with his wife, daughter and son.

Denise Haggerty, Journalism Administrative Assistant

Denise Haggerty is the Journalism Administrative Assistant for the Fellowship in Journalism and Health Impact program at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Denise has fulfilled this administrative role since the fall of 2018. Prior to joining U of T, Denise worked at the CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes and CBC Radio-Canada.

Max Binks-Collier, Reporter

Max Binks-Collier is an award-winning journalist based in Toronto. His work has appeared in The Intercept, The Walrus, Maisonneuve, the Toronto Star, and Healthy Debate.

Wendy-Ann Clarke, Reporter

Wendy-Ann Clarke is an award-winning multimedia journalist with a passion for exploring the ways in which history, culture, sociology, psychology, and other disciplines intersect to bring greater understanding to the news stories of today. Prior to joining the IJB, she worked at the Catholic Register newspaper, where she reported on a range of important issues and received several honours. With a background in track and field as an athlete and a coach, Clarke has covered a wide range of sporting disciplines and reported on athletics during the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for CBC Sports. She also has bylines with Yahoo Sports and the Toronto Star Sports.

Masih Khalatbari, Reporter

Masih K is a graduate of the TMU School of Journalism where he was a Teacher’s Assistant for the Investigative Journalism and Radio and Podcasting courses. Starting out as an intern at the Investigative Journalism Bureau, he was a videographer for Mum’s the Word – an award-winning interactive documentary on the forced adoption mandate in Canada – a crime reporter for Radio Regent and Executive Podcast Producer for On The Record. He was also a senior reporter at Investigative Chronicles, a publication dedicated to chronicling the 1987 murder of a high school freshman.

Alina Snisarenko, IJB/Unifor Investigative Intern

Alina Snisarenko is a graduate of TMU’s journalism program. Prior to joining the IJB, she spent six weeks interning at CBC’s Toronto local newsroom, where she continues to occasionally help produce the afternoon radio show.

Norma Hilton, IJB/Unifor Investigative Intern

Norma Hilton is an independent journalist covering everything from murder-suicides to K-pop. A former Global Journalism fellow at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, she’s interested in long-form, data driven investigative pieces on human rights issues. She reported on murder-suicides and domestic violence for the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting and worked as a producer on the WNIN’s podcast, ¿Qué pasa, Midwest? Before graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2021, she covered the #MeToo movement in Saudi Arabia and protests in Chile and Belarus. She received the British Council’s Future News Worldwide award in 2018 after covering the Rohingya crisis, visiting refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh in 2017. Her work has appeared in The Conversation, The Canadian Press and The National Post in Canada; the Mississippi Free Press in the United States; and the Special Broadcasting Service and Australian Broadcasting Corporation in Australia.

Academic and Scientific Consultants

Neil Seeman, Senior Academic Advisor

Founder and Chairman of Riwi Corp., and Senior Fellow at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

Dan Werb, Scientific Lead

Director, Centre on Drug Policy Evaluation; Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases & Global Public Health, University of California San Diego; Institute for Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto;

Academic and Editorial Advisory Board

Rebecca Coombes

Head of News and Views, The British Medical Journal (London, UK)

Erica Di Ruggiero

Director, Centre for Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Iris Fischer

Partner, Lawyer, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP‎ (Toronto)

Will Fitzgibbon

Senior Reporter and Global Partnerships Coordinator for The Examination (Washington, DC)

Kathryn Gretsinger

Associate Professor of Teaching, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media, University of British Columbia

Karl Kabasele

Professor; Family and Public Health Doctor (specialty in addictions), Clinical Public Health Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Angela Mashford-Pringle

Associate Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health; Director, Collaborative Specialization in Indigenous Health; and Indigenous Health Lead, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Lynn McAuley

Former Associate Editor, The Toronto Star (Ottawa)

David McKie

Deputy Managing Editor, Canada’s National Observer; Journalism Instructor, Carleton University, University of King’s College and Ryerson University

Ron Nixon

Global Investigations Editor, The Associated Press (Washington, D.C.)

Julian Sher

Senior Investigative Journalist, Author, former Senior Producer of CBC’s The Fifth Estate. (Montreal)

Ross Upshur

Division Head, Professor, Clinical Public Health Division, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

IJB Business Advisory Board

Gerry Gotfrit

IJB co-chairman 

Katherine Lee

Former president and CEO of GE Capital Canada; Director of BCE and Colliers International 

Peter Aghar

Toronto-based real estate investor, developer and venture capitalist

Andrew Guido

President of ERTH Homes

John Honderich, Honorary Board Member (1946-2022)

Former publisher of the Toronto Star and honorary IJB board member