York University to host community consultations on Freedom of Speech Policy

People walk through Vari Hall, which is located on York U's Keele campus

The following is a message to the University community from Lorne Sossin, Chair of the  Freedom of Speech Working Group:

The provincial government has asked that all Ontario universities and colleges have a freedom of speech policy in place by Jan. 1, 2019. In response, a working group has been established at York to consult with the University community and prepare a draft document for approval.

The working group has created a dedicated web page accessible from the homepage of the University Secretariat.

There, you will find the following:

  • the mandate, membership and resources, with an appendix linked to relevant legislation and York policies;
  • a form to share your thoughts about the initiative and respond to questions posed by the working group; and
  • a link to the working group’s Facebook page where you can submit comments.

Members of the community are also invited to attend a series of public consultations scheduled for the first week of November:

Glendon Campus: Friday, Nov. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 129, York Hall

Keele Campus: Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Room 152, Founders College Assembly Hall, Founders College