December 05, 2016

2016 Ombuds Report from University of Toronto Highlights Student Mental Health Issues

In her annual report, covering the 2015-2016 academic year, U of T University Ombudsperson Ellen Hodnett called out systemic issues in the application of policies and guidelines for students with mental health disabilities. The number of cases for the Ombuds Office (316) were essentially unchanged from the prior year and the most complex cases involved students with mental health disabilities.    

Hodnett said that an important challenge for 2016-17 will be to increase the awareness of and use of Ombudsperson services by those who are on the University of Toronto's campuses in Mississauga and Scarborough campuses.  (UofT Ombuds 2016 Report.)

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