Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion releases 2017-18 annual report

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After the first full year of its expanded mandate, the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion (REI) at York University published its annual report to highlight the impact of its enhanced service delivery to the York University community.

As an institution, York University recognizes that in a globalized economic, social and political context marked by shifting demographic change, it must proactively cultivate difference of representation, experience, and thought. Doing so supports York’s “mission critical values” of social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

REI is a shared service available to all faculty, staff and students dedicated to upholding human rights, facilitating equitable access to opportunities, and championing diversity and inclusion as a strategic objective across all our campuses.

Some highlights and benchmarks from the report include:

  • increased engagement with REI education, training, and professional development by students, faculty and staff;
  • third consecutive year of decline in the number of human rights cases received and processed by the centre;
  • first publication of Leadership Employment Equity profiles;
  • launch of first-ever pan-university EDI (equality, diversity and inclusion) consultation with a view to informing an institutional strategy;
  • new indications of York University’s expanding reputation as an engaged actor in EDI transformation.

The 2017-18 annual report is available online.