The York University Ombudsperson, appointed by the President, is a respected, credible and knowledgeable individual whose ethical standards are above reproach and whose experience with institutional process is both wide and long.
The role of the York University Ombudsperson is to provide an impartial and confidential service to assist current members of York University (students, faculty and staff) who have been unable to resolve their concerns about University authorities application of York University policies, procedures and/or practices.
In addition, under special circumstances the President may refer a matter for review to the Ombudsperson when she/he determines that such review is warranted.
University Ombudsperson to review the experience with the 2010 YFS elections
President Shoukri has asked the University Ombudsperson to review the experience with the 2010 YFS elections and, in light of that experience, report on whether there are changes in the election procedures, processes or practices that should be implemented in future elections in order to ensure transparency, fairness, and the avoidance of conflicts. Terms of Reference.