The Ombudsperson is here for students who need help with the appeals process, but some may want additional support from friends, family, or legal representatives. The Agents and Colleagues
guide outlines your options regarding outside help or representation in your appeal.
Professional program placements are important in helping students transition into the workplace. However, when the supervising professional and the student's expectations don't match up, it can reflect negatively on the student. If you're having problems with your placement, you can always come to the Ombudsperson or your faculty advisor for help, or refer to the Guide for Students in Professional Program Placements, Clinics, Practicums
for more insight.
When a student is required to withdraw from their program or the university, a student may apply for a Dean's Waiver or Faculty Transfer. Dean's Waivers are seldom granted without significant medical or compassionate grounds. Contact the Ombudsperson for help and refer to the Appealing for a Dean's Waiver or Faculty Transfer
guide for more information.
A. Scholastic offences can seriously hinder a student's academic career, whether you're accused of cheating on an exam or improperly citing a source. The Ombudsperson has created the Cheating, Plagiarism and Other Scholastic Offences guide to help students both a) avoid committing a scholastic offence and b) appeal the ruling of one when they are not guilty. (A new version of this guide is being worked on. Please contact the Office of the Ombudsperson if you have questions about the academic integrity process.)