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 Ryerson 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, Ryerson School of Journalism and Ryerson 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.

Inori Roy, Unifor Summer Intern

Inori Roy is a freelance journalist whose work has previously appeared in the Toronto Star, the CBC, Unearthed, and The Local, where she was an inaugural journalism fellow in autumn 2020. She is a recent graduate of City, University of London’s MA Investigative Journalism program. 

Danielle Orr, Unifor Summer Intern

Danielle Orr is a multi-media journalist and licensed private investigator specializing in open-source intelligence research. She was the host of the podcast Truth Be Told for Sheridanlife Radio, which highlighted indigenous change-makers and covered issues pertaining to indigenous communities in Canada. Only months into her journalism career, Danielle interviewed key figures like David Suzuki and was the lead researcher for an interactive documentary website Case Cold, covering the cold case of an undercover OPP officer. Most recently, she worked as an associate investigator with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).  Danielle holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies from the University of Toronto and a post-graduate certificate in New Media Journalism from Sheridan College. In her free time, she can be found hiking the Bruce Trail, volunteering, or perusing a local bookstore.

Naama Weingarten, IJB Summer Intern

Naama Weingartenis a third-year student at the Ryerson 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.

Mashal Butt, UBC Summer Intern

Mashal Butt is a Vancouver-based multimedia journalist, who recently graduated from UBC’s School of Journalism, Writing and Media. Prior to joining IJB, she did social justice reporting for The Tyee and worked on a year-long investigative project with the Global Reporting Program. On the weekends, she can be found stressing over her favourite football team.

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)

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 and Director, Collaborative Specialization in Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Lynn McAuley

Former Associate Editor, The Toronto Star (Ottawa)

David McKie

Deputy managing editor for the National Observer who teaches at Carleton University, University of King’s College and Ryerson University

Ron Nixon

Global Investigations Editor, The Associated Press, (Washington, DC.)

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 Advisory Board

Gerry Gotfrit

IJB co-chairman 

John Honderich

Former publisher of the Toronto Star

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