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Selection Jury
Investintech - CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship, Inc. is proud to work in partnership with a selection committee made up of highly experienced data journalists from across Canada who are members of the Canadian Association of Journalists.

These data journalists come highly recommended and, having honed and developed the skills needed to work as a data journalist, have written for some of Canada’s biggest publications and media startups. Meet your Investintech - CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship Selection Jury.

Chad Skelton

Chad Skelton

Chad Skelton, an award-winning data journalist, is a consultant and trainer based in Vancouver. Chad worked as a data journalist at The Vancouver Sun until 2015.

In 2014, Chad won an international Data Journalism Award for his portfolio of work. He has received the Jack Webster Award, B.C.'s top journalism prize, six times.

Chad has been an instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University since 2005, where he teaches the popular Citizen Journalism and Data Visualization courses. Chad also teaches a course in Data Storytelling and Visualization at the University of Florida as part of its online Master's program in Audience Analytics.

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David McKie

David McKie is an Ottawa-based, award-winning journalist who spent 26 years honing his skills at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as an investigative producer.

He is now the National Observer’s deputy managing editor.

David teaches at the schools of journalism at Carleton University, the University of King’s College, and Ryerson University, and has co-authored three journalism textbooks and two user guides on freedom-of-information laws and privacy, respectively.

In addition to teaching, he is a data-journalism trainer who has conducted workshops for the Canadian Association of Journalists, the U.S.-based National Institute for Computer- Assisted Reporting, the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, and the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations. David also continues to offer data-journalism training at the CBC.

He has a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton.

You can find more information on his online CV.

Valerie Ouellet

Valérie Ouellet

Valérie Ouellet is an award-winning investigative reporter and teacher based in Toronto. She uses her data analysis and coding skills to investigate and report on data-driven stories for CBC/Radio-Canada. Prior to 2017, she worked as a bilingual broadcast reporter covering local and national stories in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Quebec.

Valérie has won the 2020 Dan McArthur Award for shedding light on Canada’s broken school violence reporting system and was awarded the CAJ Data Journalism Award (2018) for uncovering a rise of violence in Ontario nursing homes. She was a contributing reporter to two worldwide investigations led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ): The Paradise Papers (2017) and The Implant Files (2018) — the latter, which revealed medical device failures, was nominated for the 2018 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism.

Valérie Ouellet has a certificate in creative writing and an undergraduate degree in journalism from Université du Québec à Montréal (2010), as well as a Master of Journalism degree from the University of King's College in Halifax (2015).

She currently teaches part-time at Ryerson University.