Preparing students to prevent, manage, and resolve difficult situations.
Ombuds staff are also offering confidential Zoom drop-in appointments on Wednesday afternoons from 2 to 3 p.m. Just sign on to Zoom and you will enter a waiting room.
Whitney or Jennifer will meet with you as soon as they are available.
Zoom Meeting ID: 919 5569 2503
Zoom link: https://westernuniversity.zoom.us/j/91955692503
IMPORTANT REMINDERS: You must use your @uwo.ca email address as your name or you will not be admitted to the meeting room. Please also be sure to test your audio when you enter the Virtual Waiting Room. You do not need to use video, but you do need to have working audio.
It’s our job to help you – students at Western and the affiliates – determine options. We do that by discussing your concern with you in person, over the phone, or virtually, telling you what policies may apply, and then talking through the various options available to you.
we figure out what happened
discuss what you would like to see happen next
and then figure out what you/we can do to make that possible
If you can’t come to us because you are a student at one of the affiliates, staff from the Ombuds office will come to you. If you’re a part-time student only on campus in the evening, let us know and we’ll meet with you at a time convenient to you.
** Be sure to check out Western's Mental Health and Wellness Resource Guide for Graduate and Undergraduate Students. This valuable tool lists resources to help you take care of yourself and information on where to turn if you become overwhelmed.
If you want to know more about what an Ombudsperson does, view this terrific video produced by the International Ombudsman Association.
About the Office
Staff or faculty at Western? Ombudsperson Jennifer Meister explains what the office does and how we can help students.
(519) 661-3573 || email@example.com
Western Student Services Building
Third Floor, Room 3135
Western University, Main Campus
The Office of the Ombudsperson is Independent
The Ombudsperson reports to an Advisory Committee made up of faculty and students, and the Office is co-funded by students and the University. This means that the Office does not advocate for students or the University, but rather for what is fair.
The Office of the Ombudsperson is Confidential
Ombuds staff only speak about a case when we have the express permission of the student.
The Office of the Ombudsperson publishes an annual report every year
Wondering how many students visit the Office, and the issues we see? The Ombuds annual report reviews the operations of the office.
Western's Office of the Ombudsperson is a member of ACCUO
The Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons (ACCUO) is the umbrella organization for Ombudspeople in post secondary institutions across Canada. Western's Office of the Ombudsperson follows the Standards of Practice laid out by ACCUO.