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  • This intensive and interactive program will  give you the knowledge and practical skills you need to excel in an Ombuds’ practice. For the more experienced Ombuds professional, this four‑day advanced certificate – offered in two distinct modules – will explore and analyze some of the...

  • The authoritative course for today’s Ombuds and similar investigating and dispute resolution roles. You will get practical tips and strategies on some of the key areas including: • The initial handling of concerns and complaints • Effective early resolution techniques • Inquiries and investigations (gathering...

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  • The African Ombudsman Research Centre and the University of Kwazulu-Natal are holding a report writing seminar on Friday, August 14th. Both English and French webinars are offered.   For more information, please see: AORC Webinar Programme AORC Report Writing Seminar

  • Read the June  2020 ACCUO Bulletin by clicking here

  • After listening to the views of its members in support of the Statement of Solidarity with Black Lives Matter, as expressed at the ACCUO AGM meeting on June 17, 2020, the executive committee fully supports the following statement: “ACCUO stands in solidarity with the black community and...

  • An opportunity to interact with other ombudsman In higher education around the world and to discus your experience and difficulties encountered since the pandemic. ENOHE will be holding a forum: COMPARING CONCERNS IN COVID TIMES in English, on 10 June 2020, at 15h 16h30 CET. Open to all, it is...

  • Created by the developers of The Osgoode/FCO Certificate – Essentials for Ombuds, this certificate will equip you to deal with some of the more complex issues that can arise in an Ombuds’ practice. Led by a highly distinguished faculty of practicing Ombuds, lawyers, and academics...

  • Read the April 2020 ACCUO Bulletin by clicking here

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  • For more information, please click here. 2020 Certificate Essentials for Ombuds  

  • The Cal-Caucus is currently planning for the California Caucus of College and University ombuds to be held Wednesday through Saturday at the Asilomar Conference Grounds on November 11-14, 2020. They are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and acknowledge that circumstances are very fluid at the moment. They are...

  • Without surprise considering the general pandemic heath concerns in our country and worldwide, we are confirming that the ENOHE and ACCUO joint conference in May 26-29 2020 is cancelled, it will be rescheduled later in October 2020 if possible. The welfare of all is most...

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  • Synopsis Concerned about the completion rate of PhD degrees in The Netherlands, Paul Herfs invited academic ombuds3 from Canada, Germany, and the U.S.A. to consider the plight of PhD students in their respective countries. The four ombuds noticed that, while their systems are different, the...

  • ACCUO Bulletin February 2020

  • ENOHE-ACCUO/AOUCC Joint Conference 26-29 May 2020, Athens, Greece Students‘ Rights and Ombuds‘ Values: Ensuring Democracy in Higher Education Call for Papers The Conference Planning Committee of the ENOHE (European Network of Ombuds in Higher Education ACCUO (Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons /AOUCC (Association...

  • ACCUO Bulletin December 2019

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  • Created by the developers of The Osgoode/FCO Certificate – Essentials for Ombuds, this new certificate will equip you to deal with some of the more complex issues that can arise in an Ombuds’ practice. Led by a highly distinguished faculty of practicing Ombuds, lawyers, and...

  • ACCUO Bulletin September 2019 

  • Open to Researchers, Post-doctoral Fellows, Graduate Students and Practitioners A research grant in the amount of $10,000 for a research project focused on contributions of the role and practices of Ombuds to the betterment of society through increased administrative fairness and access to justice. This...

  • Please refer to the following link for more information:  https://nait.startdate.ca/#/career/info/public/43?language=en

  • ACCUO Bulletin May 2019

  • ACCUO Bulletin March 2019

  • The preliminary program is now available. Please visit the FCO Website for regular updates: http://www.ombudsmanforum.ca/en/?page_id=5134

  • Don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues from all levels of government, education, banking, private corporations, health care and a variety of other organizations. The conference will include two and half days of concurrent learning sessions, keynote presentations, plenary sessions, the Welcome Reception and...

  • ACCUO Jan 2019 Bulletin

  • Carolyn Brendon, Eastern Representive of ACCUO, sent a letter to Ontario’s Premier Ford and Minster Fullerton.  The letter requests the ancillary fees that support campus ombuds’ offices be deemed a mandatory fee rather than an opt-out part of the fee structure. Read the full letter...

  • Join us in Toronto for the 2019 FCO/ACCUO Biennial Conference! We are pleased to announce that 2019 FCO-ACCUO Biennial Conference will held April 15-17, 2019 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The OMBUDSMAN Building Trust Promoting Fair Resolution Practices conference will include two and half...

  • ACCUO Bulletin November 2018 ENfinal

  • The First Announcement  details are now available.  Let us know if you have any questions.

  • SAVEtheDATE Please see the ‘save-the-date’ for the joint ENOHE-ACCUO conference June 6-8, 2018 in Edinburgh. Information about call for papers will be posted soon to www.enohe.net

  • Job Opportunity – see offer here – AlgonquinCollege

  •   http://nytimes.com/2017/09/13/opinion/berkeley-dean-erwin-chemerinsky.html A Q&A with Berkeley’s law school dean about protest, violence and censorship.  

  • The Forum of Canadian Ombudsman (FCO) is offering a one day, systemic investigations course for small office, in French at the Université de Sherbrooke at their Longueuil campus. http://www.ombudsmanforum.ca/fr/?p=3761      

  • The Forum of Canadian Ombudsman (FCO) is awarding a research grant in the amount of $10,000 to: 1) support an Ombuds-focused research project that will contribute to higher levels of effectiveness in the implementation of the Ombuds/man/person role in the Canadian context; or 2) conduct...

  • The Ombudsperson’s role in promoting mental wellness on campus Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 12 noon to 1pm EST Joining instructions will be sent on Listserve soon!

  • Ombudsperson position – see the offer here – SFUombuds

  • Pierrick Rouat, Law student from McGill University, wins the $1000.00 prize offered by our Association to an undergraduate student from a University for the quality of his text Justice for Those who can Afford it or Justice for All, he impressed us with his thoughtful and...

  • Daphne Shaed, a Sociology student from Camosun College, wins the $1000.00 prize offered by our Association to a college student for her essay Unity Does Not Mean Uniformity.  Her authenticity  touched us deeply and the quality of her writing was impressive. (On the picture) Carter McDonald,...