Concordia University

Workshops & seminars

Building an Investigative Mindset

Date and time
Date & time

February 23, 2020
1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Concordia Conference Centre, 9th Floor
John Molson Building
1450 Guy
Sir George Williams Campus


This event is free


Brent Jolly and David McKie


Colleen Kimmett

This free, hands-on workshop offers participants tips and tools for working with spreadsheets, mining data, filing access-to-information requests and finding proactive ways to get data other journalists have unearthed as part of their investigations.

A laptop is required to participate — please bring your own.

There is no cost to attend but participants must register in advance by email.

This event is co-sponsored by Concordia University’s Institute for Investigative Journalism and the Canadian Association of Journalists.

About the instructors


Brent Jolly is the director of research and community management with the National NewsMedia Council of Canada (NNC). Prior to joining the NNC in 2016, Jolly worked as a journalist with a variety of news outlets as both a writer and editor.


David McKie is an Ottawa-based adjunct journalism professor, data-journalism trainer and award-winning author who spent 26 years honing his skills at the CBC. He is a trainer with the Canadian Association of Journalists, as well as the Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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