The 2015 Employment Equity Statistical Report is now available online

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The 2015 Employment Equity Statistical Report for York University is now available for review. The report can be found at

The report highlights a statistical summary of the representation of the four designated groups: Women, Visible Minorities (Racialized), Aboriginal (Indigenous) Peoples, and Persons with Disabilities; and also speaks to anticipated diversity and inclusion-related initiatives for 2016 and beyond.

Some examples of diversity related initiatives include:

  • the introduction of an incentive program for the recruitment of aboriginal (indigenous) candidates for full-time faculty tenure stream positions;
  • an introduction of a new threshold for visible minority (racialized) recruitment for academic employees;
  • the formation of the Race, Inclusion and Supportive Environments (RISE) Committee;
  • ongoing work with designated groups to determine factors that may be a barrier to hiring or advancement at York University;
  • the planned implementation of an applicant tracking system to allow for a more robust method of tracking diverse applications from point of attraction to hire.

“The University continues to explore ways to share data with units to ensure gaps are addressed,” says Annette Boodram, diversity & inclusion consultant.

Staff and faculty who have not yet completed a self-identification survey or those who have new information, such as a disability that has emerged since they last filled out the survey, are encouraged to take one minute to complete the survey. To receive a survey, contact Boodram at, or by phone at 416-736-2100, ext. 20848.

Questions relating to employment equity or this report can be directed to Boodram, or David Coward, assistant vice-president, human resources and chief human resources officer, at, or Barry Miller, executive director, faculty relations, at or by phone to extension 44534 (for inquiries related to academic employees).