About Us


CoRe Conflict Resolution Society ("CoRe") provides affordable mediation and conflict resolution services to individuals, campus organizations at UBC, and non-profit organizations through the CoRe Clinic. CoRe was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in July 2002 and registered as a charity in December 2003.

The CoRe Clinic is run by law students from UBC Faculty of Law under the direction of a Board made up of experienced mediators, lawyers and other dispute resolution professionals.

CoRe mediations are conducted by two mediators: one professional mentor-mediator, and one student-mediator who has received completed a minimum of 60 hours of mediation training through the Faculty of Law and has co-mediated four sessions in BC Provincial Court through the Court Mediation Practicum. In this way, CoRe Clinic serves the public, while providing practical experience in collaborative dispute resolution processes to law students.

The CoRe Clinic receives varied referrals from a number of sources, including the Law Students' Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) Some examples of the types of disputes that CoRe mediates are:

  • Neighbour disputes
  • Small business and partnership disputes
  • Student housing
  • Strata disputes
  • Construction
  • Small Claims cases
  • Employer / Employee
  • Landlord / Tenant
  • Debt
  • Contract
  • Small Claims Rule 7.3*

If you have a problem that does not fit in these categories but you think might be appropriate for mediation, a CoRe Clinician would be pleased to provide further information.

*Under Rule 7.3 of the Small Claims Rules, parties to an action in Small Claims Court for an amount between $10,000 and $25,000 may elect to mediate their dispute. Our mediators all have Small Claims mediation experience and many of our mentors are Roster mediators for Rule 7.3 mediations. We can provide speedy and cost effective mediations for these disputes.