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Security Services Review


In February 2022, York University formed an internal expert panel to undertake a review of its security services and to develop an alternative security services model for the University.  

The security services review emerged in response to a long history of concerns from equity-deserving groups about security activity at York University, including feelings of racial discrimination and harassment, shared experiences of racial profiling and surveillance on campus and general lack of support.  In response, York released its Action Plan on Black inclusion: A Living Document for Action in December 2021 and identified a thorough review of York’s security services as a commitment and action.  

Following a one-year review period, York’s internal expert panel completed its review of the University’s security services and provided a number of recommendations to transition York to an alternative security services model.  

Read the report now:

  • Summary Report EN|FR
  • Full Report EN|FR

What’s next

York is in the process of establishing an SSR task force, which will be co-led by the Vice President Finance and Administration and the Vice-President of Equity, People and Culture, to review the recommendations and determine the implementation plan. The task force will be supported by the executive director of community safety and an advisory committee who will be holding several consultation sessions with individuals, groups and the broader community to gather feedback and inform implementation..

Throughout the process, the review’s co-sponsors will keep the community apprised of progress and key milestones, including the composition of the working group and upcoming engagement opportunities.

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