Meet the Ombudsperson


I'm Rob Thompson, 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. I worked with the human rights organization Peace Brigades International for many years. After completing a civil mediation program and mediating Small Claims Court cases, I joined the British Columbia Civil Mediation Roster. Most recently, I lived in Switzerland and worked in Geneva as the Ombudsperson Support Officer at the International Organization for Migration, the UN migration agency.

Working from the Office of the Ombudsperson, I provide a free, friendly and confidential service to Lakehead students (current, former and prospective), faculty and staff by supporting you to solve your concerns, problems, and complaints in an appropriate, timely and fair manner.

Please feel free to contact me.