Office of the Ombudsperson

Office of the Ombudsperson

Welcome

The Ombuds Office at Quest University works with students, faculty and staff to ensure that all members of the community are treated fairly. The focus of the Ombudsperson is to ensure that everyone at Quest can learn, work and live in a fair, equitable and respectful environment.

Reporting to the President, the office is an independent, impartial, informal and confidential resource for all members of the Quest community.

Meet Waged Jafer

“My name is Waged Jafer, and I am excited and honoured to be part of Quest as the ombudsperson, working with all members of the community including students, faculty and staff. My role is to provide advice and assistance through an independent, impartial and strictly confidential process to ensure all members are able to pursue a just and fair solutions to disputes.

My background in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies opened up various exciting opportunities for me throughout the years. I have worked in student affairs in higher education in various roles, as a conflict management consultant, university instructor and an ombudsperson.

I am completing my doctoral studies at the UBC. If I am not busy with my ombudsperson responsibilities, reading, and writing my dissertation, I enjoy photography, travelling and all kinds of outdoor activities.”

-Waged Jafer

604.898.8031  | waged.jafer@questu.ca

What does the Ombudsperson do?

  • Identify and explain relevant policies and procedures
  • Explore options on how best to proceed and make effective referrals
  • Provide guidance to help plan strategies
  • Clarify goals and promote problem-solving
  • Empower individuals to deal directly and effectively with their concerns
  • Facilitate discussions and use informal channels to seek resolution
  • Give sound, practical advice
  • Listen and provide an objective perspective
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