Friday, 16 August 2013

Centre for Human Rights

York is a very diverse community. 60,000 students roam the buildings of York every single day, and thankfully no two people are alike. In order to protect each individuals rights and freedoms on campus we have the Centre for Human Rights here at York.

The Centre for Human Rights (CHR) addresses, and resolves issues of discrimination and harassment at York University. They also promote inclusivity and the fair treatment of all! CHR offers services such as early complaint resolution, investigation, and education services. Furthermore they strive to create "positive spaces" all over campus. A positive space is one which commits to the freedom and expression of all individuals regardless of race, colour, sexual orientation, age marital status, etc.

The cool thing is, students and staff can partake in workshops and training. The Centre for Human Rights offers workshops such as:
  • Inclusivity Training
  • Diversity and Social Justice 101
  • Diversity in the Classroom
  • Introduction to Human Rights
  • Positive Space (Level 1)
  • Respect in the Workplace
  • Respect, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity Tutorial (online)
You can get more information, and even sign up for one of these workshops here. I have attended many of these workshops and they are very informative so I totally recommend checking at least one of them out. You learn more about diversity, what it means to be inclusive, and how you can contribute into a safe environment for all at York University.

Lastly, you can contact The Centre for Human Rights with any of your own questions, concerns, or enquiries at 416-736-5682. You can also visit them at the Ross South building, room 327. They even share the RED Zone booth with us sometimes during the school year so stop by if you'd like! :)
Remember: they are a positive space so don't hesitate to reach out to them!

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around, 

Friday, 9 August 2013

Art Attack... At Scott Library?!

This is a follow up to a blog post I did last year called Art Attack... at York?! 
This time however, we're checking out "Art Attacks" at Scott Library. Scott Library is York University's largest library on campus, making it the main library at York. You can find hundreds of students there every day studying for their next exam, or working on their latest essay. You can also find some cool art!

Today I walked around and took some pictures of my favorite art at Scott...

This picture you'll see as soon as you walk into Scott

These three pictures are from the same corner 
on the second floor of Scott

QUILT! On the second floor! 

Letter explaining the Quilt from above

The Quilt being made

Entrance of the "Learning Commons"
One of the many pictures in the entrance of the learning commons

Mahatma Gandhi: First floor

Stack of books! Outside first floor

Nice to see when you enter the library to do school work :)
Hope you've enjoyed a taste of Art at York! Maybe I'll think about doing a Part 3? :P

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,

Friday, 2 August 2013

A RED Zone Interview with Katie

Check out my third RED Zone Interview!

This interview is with Katie. A student at York University who is also a Health Education Peer Advisor!

Check it out for more information on Health Education on campus:

Thanks for watching!

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,