February 6-7, 2014



Midyear 2014 - EAST


The ACCUO Eastern Midyear meeting is scheduled for February 6 and 7 2014 at Concordia University in Montreal.  It is an important time for our office as it has been promoting fairness on campus for 35 years!  Julie and I want to remind you to book your agenda as well as give you information about accommodations. 

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Château Versailles which is a nice small and comfortable boutique hotel on Sherbrooke Street west.  It is a 5 minute walk to Concordia where our meetings will be held in the new John Molson School of Business.  As of Monday December 16 2013, you can book a room at the special rate of $125 (single)/$ 130 (double) with breakfast.  To take advantage of this rate, you must book your room by Wednesday January 15, 2014.  Please remember to specify that you are with ACCUO, the Ombuds group.  Valet parking ($ 27/day) is available at the hotel. 

We are preparing the agenda and would like to know if you would like to suggest a particular topic for discussion, give a short session or lead a discussion on a topic of interest.  We have asked Louise Shiller (Director and Senior Advisor, Rights and Responsibilities) at Concordia to present the university’s unique approach to addressing difficult behavior on campus and promoting respect in the community.

We are very much looking forward to your visit to Montreal!

À bientôt,

Kristen and Julie

Kristen Robillard [Kristen.Robillard@CONCORDIA.CA]



October 28-29, 2013


Midyear 2013 - WEST

The University of Alberta will be hosting this year’s Western Regional meeting of the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons (ACCUO).
The meeting will take place on October 28th and 29th and will consist of one and a half days of presentations and discussion. Sessions will be of interest to those holding ombuds positions (and ombuds-like positions) at post-secondary institutions in Canada.
Links:    Invitation (pdf)
             Final Agenda (pdf)
             Accommodation & Travel Info (pdf)
             Registration Form (pdf)