Freedom of Speech community consultations at Keele Campus planned for Nov. 6

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

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 Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdtotmNA6ZE) and 2:30 to 4 p.m. (livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NA7FGWsPRk) in Room 152, Founders College Assembly Hall, Founders College.