March 25, 2010

University of Calgary Appoints First Ombuds for Students

The U of C has named Robert Clegg as its first-ever Ombuds for nearly 30,000 students. The process of creating the Ombuds program started three years ago when student leaders realized that Calgary was one of the few campuses without an office.  Although terms of reference have not been finalized, the search process quickly identified Clegg, who has been the Ombuds for Graduate Students since 2008, as the leading candidate.

Clegg earned his BA from Washington State University, JD from Gonzaga University and LLM from the University of Washington. He began his legal career in Seattle, Washington in 1997 where he worked for over 10 years as a licensed US immigration and tax lawyer. (University of Calgary News; The Gauntlet News.)

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  1. Congratulations. This is a much needed service.


  2. Unfortunately, this process has been wrought with internal conflict. Although it is referenced in U of C's press release that a competition occurred, in fact Robert Clegg (SU Student Rights Advisor and former GU Ombuds) was the only person interviewed for the position, despite the fact that other candidates had been selected (and contacted) to be interviewed.