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Engagement and Consultation Opportunities

Written Submissions

Individual York community members and York University registered groups are invited to provide written submissions to the security services review team. Please read the consultation brief and refer to the guided questions to help provide concrete feedback and/or recommendations for action. Your submissions can be sent directly to the secure email If you wish, you can write directly to Dr. Shaheen Azmi in confidence at Please include Dr. Azmi’s name in the subject line of your email and your submission will be sent directly to him.

Submissions will be accepted up until 11.59 p.m., November 30, 2022

Focus Groups and small Group Meetings

We will conduct focus groups/interviews and/or meetings with key stakeholder groups at York University and with registered groups at York University that identify with the anti-racist, justice equity, diversity and inclusion scope of the review.

Key stakeholder groups include equity deserving groups and groups impacted by anti-Indigenous racism; anti-Black racism (as noted above); anti-Asian racism; anti-Semitism; Islamophobia; Homophobia and Transphobia; discrimination due to ableism and mental health; gender inequity and violence; immigration status (non-status and international status); and language barriers.  In addition, consultations will take place with the President's Community Safety Council, Glendon campus groups and diverse groups representing students, faculty, and staff.

Participants in focus groups/interviews and/or meetings are encouraged to read the consultation brief and refer to the guided questions to help provide concrete feedback/recommendations for action. All personally identifiable information provided by you will be kept confidential to the security services review team and the external consultant. 

Please note that all employees at York are required to sign a confidentiality agreement upon employment and are trained on privacy and the proper handling of records. Anonymized information provided in written submissions may be used in the final report. All anonymized information will be kept confidential and will be used in aggregate (see privacy statement).  In some instances, report writers may wish to use quotes from your input. A quote extracted from your input will not be utilized unless you provide explicit permission.


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