Starting this fall, Humber journalism students will have the chance to investigate and report on large-scale stories with reporters and other journalism students across Canada.

The Institute for Investigative Journalism, launched by Concordia University, is the first of its kind in the country.

Students from Humber, Carleton University, Mount Royal University, Ryerson University, University of King’s College, the University of Regina and the University of British Columbia will work on the 2018-2019 investigation.

Humber is the only college taking part in the project.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Humber students to put their journalistic, data and investigative skills to work when they take part in this two-semester collaborative project,” said Lara King, Journalism program coordinator. “As newsroom resources are shrinking, these large-scale projects provide journalists and researchers with an opportunity to continue to work on investigative projects and tell important stories.”