Tim Alamenciak is a digital media producer with TVO’s Current Affairs and Documentaries department. He most recently wrapped work on a 40-episode web series documenting the impacts of climate change in Ontario. The series looked at everything from polar bears and permafrost to Lake Simcoe and Point Pelee. His most recent project was a series about endangered species in Ontario. Previously he worked as a general assignment reporter with the Toronto Star where he covered the Elliot Lake mall collapse, the story of a rogue ultra-Orthodox sect who fled to Guatemala, the Jian Ghomeshi case and the fate of the residential schools testimony.


Peter Bregg is a freelance photographer and photojournalism professor at Ryerson University. Over the past four decades, photojournalist He has travelled to more than 70 countries and captured some of the world’s most compelling stories.

Peter has worked at Rogers Publishing, Maclean’s, Canadian Press, and Associated Press. He has also won numerous awards, including a World Press Photo Award, NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year, Canadian Press Photo of the Year, a Canadian National Newspaper Award, amongst others


Saurabh Dani is the senior disaster risk management specialist with the South Asia disaster management and climate change team at the World Bank.

He has been in the field for more than 12 years and manages the India national cyclone risk mitigation project, as well as the Uttarakhand disaster recovery project.


Blake Fitzpatrick is a professor at the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University. A photographer, curator, and writer, his research interests include the photographic representation of the nuclear era, visual responses to contemporary militarism and the post-Cold War history, memory and mobility of the Berlin Wall.  

His curatorial projects examine the work of contemporary artists who respond to conflict zones and include War at a Distance, Disaster Topographics, and The Atomic Photographers Guild: Visibility and Invisibility in the Nuclear Era.


Mathew Ingram is Columbia Journalism Review’s chief digital writer.  In the past, he has worked for the Globe and Mail, and has written for Fortune magazine and Nieman Journalism Lab.

Mathew is interested in the evolution of media content, including social media, Google, plus the web in general. Lab


Cliff Lonsdale is a co-founder and president of The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, a charity concerned with the physical and emotional well-being of journalists.

He has worked in print, radio, and TV, including independent documentary-making for more than 45 years on four continents. Cliff worked at CBC for 22 years, and spent 12 years teaching journalism at Western.


Angela Mullins is the managing editor of Metro News, overseeing the production of seven daily newspapers in cities across Canada.

She previously worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in the American Midwest, where she led an award-winning breaking news team, tackled corruption in banking, and wrote about a number of award-winning cows at county fairs.


Ed Ou is a Canadian photojournalist currently represented by Reportage by Getty Images.

He has covered numerous stories in the Middle East, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Americas.


Jayme Poisson is an investigative reporter. She has been nominated for three national newspaper awards. She was part of a team that won the Governor General’s Michener award for investigating former mayor Rob Ford and also part of team that won the Sydney Hillman award for public service journalism for reporting on sexual assault. She was the 2016 recipient of the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Greg Clark Award, which allowed her to study access-to-information laws in Canada. 


Catherine Porter is the Canada bureau chief for The New York Times, and is based in Toronto. She joined the paper in February 2017 from the Toronto Star, where she was a columnist and feature writer.

She has reported from Senegal, Guatemala, Cuba, and, most notably, Haiti. She was among the journalists who arrived in Port-au-Prince shortly after the 2010 earthquake, and returned to the country more than 20 times since to report on its reconstruction. Her book about the experience, entitled “A Girl Named Lovely,” is scheduled for publication in 2019.


Rachel is the executive director of Journalists for Human Rights, and has led the organization since 2011.

She previously held positions at Investment Executive Magazine, the Montreal Gazette, and Azure magazine. Her work has appeared in The Walrus, Toronto Life, the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, and Maclean’s.


David Thurton is CBC’s mobile journalist in Fort McMurray. He’s worked for CBC in the Maritimes & in Canada’s Arctic.


Marion Warnica has reported from Rwanda, Thailand, Peru and Australia.  She is a two-time national RTDNA investigative journalism award winner, with a passion for finding sustainable models for public media and new ways to bring journalism to new audiences. During the Fort McMurray wildfire, Marion and her cameraman were the only major media representatives evacuated to the north side of the city. They spent a week reporting from within the fire zone.