University Safety Audit Committee names METRAC as auditor

After conducting an open public bidding process, the University Safety Audit Committee has named the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) to conduct a third-party safety audit at York.

“This is an important step forward in the safety audit process,” said York President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri. “I have every confidence that METRAC will conduct a transparent and independent audit that will help York become a leader in campus safety.”

The objectives of the audit are to identify and improve York’s physical and cultural environment, and to strive for a climate of collaboration and support of personal safety needs for community members.

METRAC has successfully conducted campus safety audits at colleges and universities across Canada, including the University of Toronto, the University of New Brunswick, Centennial College, Queen’s University and the University of Guelph. Their work has led to changes for enhancing safety and the prevention of violence on the basis of discrimination.

The University Safety Audit Committee is an independent body established to oversee York’s safety audit process and to communicate in an open and timely way the progress being made in the audit process. The Committee will provide regular updates on the progress of the safety audit through its Web site.