Lori Ward

Lori Ward is an award winning investigative journalist who covers both national and international stories. Email: lori.ward@cbc.ca

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Thousands of patient records held for ransom in Ontario home care data breach, attackers claim

The detailed medical histories and contact information of possibly tens of thousands of home-care patients in Ontario are allegedly being held for ransom by thieves who recently raided the computer systems of a health-care provider.
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Universities should protect students, not reputation: Professors call for elimination of confidentiality deals

A University of Windsor law professor is criticizing her employer for remaining silent about a former tenured colleague who was investigated following allegations of harassing students and left the university but has since found work at another school.

CBC goes to court to get Chevron to unseal documents in $9.5B US environmental battle

CBC News has filed a motion to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to force Chevron Corp. to unseal court records in a decades-long environmental battle with approximately 30,000 Indigenous Ecuadorian villagers.
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'A broken system': Why workers are fighting mandatory mail-order drug plans

Denying workers a choice in where they can buy their prescription drugs can save companies money, but many workers say the choice is simply too important.
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New post-secondary sexual assault policies a start but fall short, experts say

Next month, British Columbia will become the second province in Canada with mandatory sexual assault policies in place at its universities — but some experts say while such policies are a good first step they are far from a perfect solution.
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'The rose-coloured glasses are off': Why experts, students suspect racism under-reported on campuses

Many Canadian universities received few or no official student complaints of racial discrimination or harassment between 2011 and 2015. But experts and students — and even a couple of the universities — tell CBC News those low numbers aren’t necessarily a sign of racial harmony.
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Why so many Canadian universities know so little about their own racial diversity

A CBC News investigation looks at the reasons why so many Canadian universities don't collect race-based data about their student communities even though many experts say the information could help schools better serve their students.
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'It may go unnoticed': Why Canada is ripe for immigration scams

Some of Canada's best-known companies, including Bell Canada, Via Rail, Scotiabank and Bombardier, have had their names used as a front to defraud foreign job seekers out of thousands of dollars, CBC News has learned.
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Brock University faced earlier sex assault complaint involving history professor

The professor at the centre of Brock University’s recent sexual harassment scandal faced a very similar allegation from a different student only months earlier in a complaint also involving large amounts of alcohol, CBC News has learned.
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Brock University to hire new sexual violence response co-ordinator, review policies

Brock University will be creating a task force to review all of its policies dealing with sexual harassment, sexual violence and unprofessional behaviour and will hire a new sexual violence response co-ordinator, the school's president, Jack Lightstone, announced Friday.
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Brock University faculty demand changes to sexual harassment policies

Several dozen faculty at Brock University issued an open letter to the school's president Wednesday calling for changes to the way sexual harassment and assault complaints are handled after a CBC News investigation found the administration attempted to silence a student who was sexually harassed by a professor.
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Brock University students angered by handling of sexual harassment case

Brock University students responded with frustration and anger after CBC News revealed that a former student was asked to keep quiet about a report that found her professor gave her alcohol and tried to force himself on her sexually.
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​Brock University tells student to keep quiet about sexual harassment finding

Brock University in southern Ontario says a professor who was found to have sexually harassed one of his students late one night in his office is no longer “assigned to a class and is not on campus.”

Inconsistent radar testing casts doubt on validity of millions of speeding tickets

Canadian speeders might be getting measured differently, depending on where they’re caught, CBC News has found.

Schools reporting zero sexual assaults on campus not reflecting reality, critics, students say

Sixteen Canadian post-secondary schools have received no reports of sexual assault for six years in row, a CBC News survey has found. It's a statistic that should concern administrators, critics say, as it is likely undercounting the true experience on campuses.