Meet your Ombudsperson

Hello,

I am Rob Thompson and I am the Lakehead University Ombudsperson.  

I originate from southern Ontario, attending McMaster University, and completing a Master's in Conflict Resolution at the University of Bradford in the UK. After completing a civil mediation program and mediating Small Claims Court cases, I joined the British Columbia Civil Mediation Roster. Most recently, I have worked in Geneva as the Ombudsperson Support Officer at the International Organization for Migration, the UN migration agency.

Working from the Ombuds Office, I provide a free, friendly and confidential service to students (current, former and prospective) by helping them solve their problems, concerns and complaints in an appropriate, timely and fair manner.