With every passing year, the Investintech – CAJ Journalism Scholarship continues to uncover more and more journalism talent coming out of Canada’s colleges and universities. And it’s exciting to see! The submissions we receive every year have continually made the selection process a hard one.
We’re thrilled to announce that all the eligible submissions have been reviewed by our Selection Jury, and a winning recipient of the fourth annual Investintech – CAJ Journalism Scholarship has been selected. The 2022-2023 winner is:
A big congratulations goes out to Tahmeed! He is a student at the University of Toronto working towards his bachelor’s degree in Physics and Philosophy.
Tahmeed’s winning submission was a story investigating the impact and factors behind significant delays and long wait times experienced by tenants and landlords at the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) in Toronto.
You can check out his winning submission on our Scholarship Winners page.
As the official winning recipient, he will receive the financial, educational, and career-boosting prizes that come with the scholarship award. This includes the $1000 CAD cash prize that will be put towards his tuition. He’ll also receive a one-year CAJ membership for free and a free registration pass to the King’s College Data School for 2023!
While this scholarship comes together every year, it’s only possible with the amazing partners we’ve worked with. They’ve all played a crucial role in the scholarship’s success and we couldn’t have done it without them.
First, there’s the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ). We’d like to thank them for their collaboration and partnership in trying to help journalism students succeed and thrive. We greatly appreciate their continued support and enthusiasm in partnering with us every year to help journalism students get the start they need.
Second, we’d also like to express our gratitude to our Selection Jury. Thank you to David McKie, Chad Skelton and Valérie Ouellet for their time and expertise in evaluating all eligible submissions. The experience and authority they’ve brought to the table ensures that all submissions are held up against current journalistic standards – one of the main pillars of this scholarship.
And, finally, a BIG thank you to all the students who applied! Though there could only be one recipient for the scholarship, the quality of work all of you submitted hasn’t gone unnoticed. We want to acknowledge your journalism skills and effort in putting together your submissions. Your hard work, continued dedication, and interest in journalism is what keeps this scholarship going!
That being said, we sincerely hope that you’ll all apply for the scholarship again next year to showcase your improved data skills!
Stay tuned to our main scholarship page for the 2023-2024 open call to submit your work.