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TRANSCEND CONFLICT

WITH EXPERT MEDIATION

ABOUT US


Verjee Mediation Network is a recognized provider of mediation services by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada (ADRIC) and is listed on ADRIC's roster of qualified mediators in British Columbia and Alberta.


Our approach relies heavily upon moving parties from protracted conflict to an amicable settlement using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  We are experts in online dispute resolution, enabling parties anywhere in the world to negotiate their terms of settlement quickly and economically - and without the inconvenience and discomfort of face-to-face mediation.


Whether in-person on through videoconferencing, our goal is always the same:  to smartly and efficiently move parties away from litigious and risky court-based outcomes to timely, controlled, and fair settlements based on the shared interests of the parties.  


All initial consultations are conducted by our Principal Mediator, who may refer parties to affiliated specialists as appropriate.  A full list of Network affiliates is available upon request.

Principal Mediator

Firoz Verjee, BCom MSc DSc (Q.Med.) 

Principal Mediator & Founder


Dr. Firoz Verjee is a Qualified Mediator, and an active member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institutes of British Columbia and Alberta, as well as the Association of Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia

 

Firoz is passionate about helping to resolve conflict and began mediating in 2003.  He is especially skilled at working in applied science, technology, and research environments, and within intercultural, faith-based and indigenous contexts.

 

He currently provides pro bono mediation through the National Conciliation & Arbitration Board of Canada, and serves on the Research Ethics Board of the Justice Institute of British Columbia, where he is also an EMD instructor and program advisor

 

Before establishing his own consulting practice, Firoz served in senior technical roles with the US National Weather Service, George Washington University, Aga Khan Development Network, InterSys and MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates. He holds a Doctor of Science from the School of Engineering & Applied Science of The George Washington University.

 

He has published numerous books and journal articles, and has lectured at Georgetown University, Harvard University, the George Washington University, the National University of Colombia, and several other leading universities around the world. 

 

Firoz's technical expertise in working with at-risk communities is recognized around the world.  Institutional clients include the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, US Department of State, Justice Institute of British Columbia, and Aga Khan Development Network.

"Thank you very much...I do appreciate your efforts to resolve this case in a most ethical way." 

Respondent in a Family Dispute

(Vancouver 2020)

"Firoz is a pro-active listener and bridge-maker who will facilitate productive discussions between disparate participants. He successfully helped us navigate through very delicate technical, institutional and political contexts." 

Olivier Cottray, Division Head

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining

"He finds ways to diplomatically break-down silos and build bridges between various stakeholders.  Firoz was recognized for being honest, transparent and reliable." 

Beth O'Donnel, HR Manager

Aga Khan Development Network