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