Celebrate Community Safety Week at York from Oct. 21 to 25

Three York U Community Safety representatives

The following is a message to the York University community from Samina Sami, executive director, Community Safety Department:

York University is committed to safety on its campuses. The safety of our community is fundamental to everything we do. The Community Safety Department would like to invite you to join us in celebrating Community Safety Week. This is an opportunity to connect with each other and participate in events aimed at increasing knowledge about the community safety services and supports available on campus.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at York’s safety operations at the following Community Safety Week events:

  • Open House – Monday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the William Small Centre, Keele Campus;
  • Tabling – Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vari Hall, Keele Campus; and
  • Tabling – Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glendon Campus Cafeteria.

Download the York Safety App on your mobile phone when you attend any of these events and you can enter to win $50 on your YU-card.* If you already have the app on your phone, simply fill out a ballot at any of the events.

*Two ballots will be randomly selected, and two YU Cards will be credited $50 each, from each event. Six ballots will be selected during Community Safety Week and a total of six YU Cards will be credited with $50 each. See contest rules for details.

In addition to these exciting events, the President’s Safety Leadership Awards program will be launched. This awards program is aimed at recognizing the terrific work being done by students, faculty and staff across the University to help maintain safety on our campuses. Please consider nominating an individual or group that you believe to be making a difference to safety at York. Nominations can be submitted online until Feb. 28, 2020.

Connectedness is one of our University pillars and it is a cornerstone of safety. It is our connectedness that will ultimately keep us safe – knowing, caring and watching out for one another.

To learn more about the supports and services provided by our highly trained staff, visit the Community Safety Department’s website.

I look forward to seeing you there!