March 02, 2021

Former Military Ombuds Moves to Lakehead University

Canada's former military Ombuds Gary Walbourne has been hired by the public university in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He follows Interim Ombudsperson, Kim Morgan, who kept the lights on after Rob Thompson moved to Camosun College last March. In October 2018, Walbourne retired from his post as DND/CAF Ombudsman after a conflict with the Defense Minister. (Lakehead Ombuds; Walbourne Retirement Message.)

Related posts: Lakehead University Selects Ombuds; Confederation College Names Next Ombuds; Job Posting; Camosun College Selects Former Lakehead University Ombuds; Lakehead University Names Experienced Ombuds to Interim Position.



  2. The former (Canadian Forces) ombudsman was accused under the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act of misuse of public funds, inappropriate hiring practices and promotion without competition, failure to accommodate a mental health disability in relation to the death of his staff member, and failure to create a safe and healthy workplace.

    Four of the five complaints against Walbourne were deemed "founded."