Calendar 2001-2002<Academic Services
Race and Ethnic Relations Centre
Centre for Race and Ethnic Relations (CRER), was established in
1988, to advise the University on policy relating to race and ethnic
relations, and to provide anti-racism education for the entire community,
as well as, support and services to York's multi-ethno-racial community,
so that working, studying and living at York will be a harmonious
and rewarding experience for all.
faculty and staff have the right to study, live and work in an environment
that is free from racial harassment and discrimination. Students,
faculty and staff also have the responsibility not to racially harass
any member of the York community including other students, faculty
and staff. This is in accordance with York University's Policy Concerning
Racism and the Ontario Human Rights Code, which prohibits harassment
and discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, citizenship,
place of origin, ancestry, ethnic background and creed. Every person
has a right to freedom from harassment in the community, including
such places as the classroom and the residences.
CRER works in cooperation with several campus groups and associations
active in the area of human rights, anti-racism and employment equity.
The advisers at the Centre are available to give workshops on anti-racism
and related issues to all sectors of the University. The Centre
offers public education programs and a small resource library to
increase awareness and action around issues of equity.
Centre is also a Complaint Centre which provides a confidential
place in which members of the York community can seek information
regarding racial harassment and discrimination. The advisers outline
the many options (both informal and formal) available to students,
faculty and staff and discuss ways of handling the situation.
Centre also works collaboratively with the University Complaints
Centre and local complaints officers in the colleges and Faculties.
The advisers, Teferi Adem and Heather Dryden, aim to ensure that
concerns expressed by all members of the community are addressed
with sensitivity and fairness.
Centre for Race and Ethnic Relations is located in the Centre for
Human Rights and Equity, 108 Central Square. Appointments can be
made with Liliana Hassani at 416-736-5682.