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 Ryerson 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 Fellowship in Global Journalism, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

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.

Charlie Buckley, Reporter

Charlie Buckley is an investigative journalist who specializes in data reporting and audio production. He is based in Toronto and has worked with the IJB since its founding in 2020. His accolades include awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists, Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Journalism and Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Journalism Journalism Course Union, as well as nominations for the CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism and Michener Award for Public Service Journalism.

Denise Haggerty, Journalism Fellowship Administrator

Denise Haggerty is the Journalism Fellowship Administrator for the Fellowship in Global Journalism and the Certificate in Health Impact 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 for six years as the Administrative Co-ordinator at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes. When Denise is not busy managing the administrative aspects of Dalla Lana’s journalism programs, she can be found drinking coffee, occasionally writing, listening to audiobooks, watching mysteries and spending time in nature.

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.

Wendy-Ann Clarke, CJF-IJB Investigative Fellow

Wendy-Ann Clarke is the inaugural CJF-IJB Black Investigative Fellow and 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.

Naama Weingarten, Reporter

Naama Weingarten is graduate of the TMU School of Journalism. Prior to joining the IJB, she conducted investigations for outlets like Vice and CBC and coordinated the morning newscast for her university radio station, CJRU 1280AM.

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.

Owen Thompson, Reporter

Owen Thompson has a media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber. He was the substantial editor and contributing writer for the U of GH Emerge Magazine. 

Thea Gribilas, Investigative Intern

Thea Gribilas is an award-winning journalist and third-year student at the Toronto Metropolitan University School of Journalism. Before the IJB, she worked as a news editor at The Eyeopener, TMU’s independent student newspaper, where she wrote breaking news, conducted investigations and managed a team of volunteers.

Khadija Alam, Investigative Intern

Khadija Alam is a freelance journalist and a student at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the IJB, she was the editor-in-chief of The Strand Newspaper, and a contributor to This Magazine’s news section. During her downtime, Khadija can be found watching sitcoms and perusing local record stores.

Sakeina Syed, Investigative Intern

Sakeina Syed is a freelance journalist and a student at York University. Before joining the IJB, she worked as News Editor for Excalibur, York University’s student newspaper. Her writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, the Walrus, Slate, Vice, and others. In 2021, she received an Amnesty International Canada Media Award for post-secondary journalism.

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 ICIJ Reporter, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (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

John Honderich, Honorary Board Member (1946-2022)

Former publisher of the Toronto Star and honorary IJB board member

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