Meet the Ombudsperson

Headshot of Gary Wolbourne, OmbudspersonHello Students, Faculty and Staff:

I am pleased to be your Ombudsperson at Lakehead University.

My educational background:

  • Masters of Business Administration from Athabasca University;
  • Certified Human Resource Leader;
  • Workplace Investigations and Training from Bernardi Law.

My career includes roles with both private and public institutions:

  • Department of National Defense
  • Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Fisheries & Oceans
  • 20 years in private industry

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

Please feel free to contact me.


Gary Walbourne

ATAC Building, Room 5031
Phone: 807 343-8061