October 02, 2009

Grad Students are Significant Number of Visitors to McGill Ombuds

McGill University Ombuds Spencer Boudreau said that 40% of the visitors to his office last year were graduate students. This is significant because grads comprise roughly one-fifth of McGill's population. Boudreau, who based his report on data collected before his appointment last month, explained the imbalance as an effect of the highly intense nature of graduate students’ worries about supervision. “If something goes wrong during your graduate degree, the stakes are so high,” Boudreau said. He was unable to comment on the trend of concerned grads. The full Ombuds report has not been posted yet. (McGill Daily.)

Related post: McGill Names New Ombuds for Students.

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