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Camosun’s Ombudsman is an impartial, independent person whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance to students. The Ombudsman receives and investigates student complaints, reports on findings, and helps achieve just and equitable settlements. The Ombudsman is, in fact, an advocate for fairness.

The Ombudsman is also an “agent for change”, recommending modifications and improvements to rules, regulations, policies and procedures which are unclear, inequitable or unfair. As well, the Ombudsman often acts as an advisor, counsellor and educator. He spends a good deal of his time providing students with information about existing channels for appeals and grievances, support services available at the College and assisting students in the use of these services and procedures.

To insure the independence of the Ombudsman, the Camosun College Student Society and the College jointly provide funding for this service.

The Ombudsman Committee, made up of representatives of the CCSS, Faculty, CUPE support staff and Administration, oversees the operation of the service.

Last updated: September 16, 2013 11:38 am

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