Fulfilling its promise to have Ombuds for each of its three campuses, the Ombudsperson's Office at U of T now has five staff members. University Ombudsperson, Ellen Hodnett, has been joined by: Kristi Gourlay, Ombuds Officer at the St. George (Downtown) campus; Cindy Ferencz Hammond, Ombuds Officer at the Mississauga campus; Emma Thacker, Ombuds Officer at Scarborough campus; and Stephanie Goldner, Secretary to the Ombudsperson. In May, Hodnett was reappointed to a two-year term that ends June 31, 2021. (UofT Ombuds; UofT Governing Council.)
Kristi Gourlay moved to the position from managing the university's Office of Student Academic Integrity. She earned her BA, MA and PhD from the University of Toronto and earned another master's degree from the University of York. (LinkedIn.)
Cindy Ferencz Hammond has worked at the UofT Mississauga campus for 15 years, most recently as Director of Governance & Special Projects and Freedom of Information Liaison. She also graduated from the University of Toronto. (LinkedIn.)
Emma Thacker came to the position from Durham College, where she was Manager of Academic Quality Assurance. Prior to that, she had worked at U of T for almost a decade. She graduated from the University of Toronto and earned a master's at the University of Sheffield. She is completing an PhD in education at Keele University. (LinkedIn.)
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