Valerie Ouellet

Valerie Ouellet
Contract Lecturer

Valérie Ouellet has been CBC’s senior data journalist in Toronto since February 2017. She uses data science, computer coding (SQL and Python) and GIS mapping analysis to uncover exclusive stories. She was part of the international team of journalists who investigated faulty medical devices as part of the “Implant Files” project and uncovered the Paradise Papers, a massive leak of tax-haven records. Her recent work also includes revealing large-scale tickets scalping, investigating questionable inmate deaths and documenting a rise of violence in nursing homes. She has been nominated for awards by both the CAJ and the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec. She also teaches data journalism at Humber College.

Valérie has a Master of Journalism from the University of King’s College in Halifax. Prior to specializing in data analysis and investigative work, Valérie worked as a radio and television reporter for Radio-Canada in Quebec, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

A Montreal native, Valerie speaks both French and English.

Master of Journalism, University of King’s College (2015)
Bachelor of Journalism, Université du Québec à Montréal (2010)
Diploma in Creative Writing, Université du Québec à Montréal (2007)

The Implant Files (Aired Nov. 27, 2018):
The Paradise Papers (Aired Nov. 6, 2017):
TicketMaster Investigation (Aired March-Sep. 2018):

Investigative Journalism
Open Data and Freedom of Information
Data analysis and visualizations for storytelling
Spatial analysis for storytelling

Data Journalism (JRN 204)

Senior Data Reporter, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Instructor, Humber College