Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any upcoming workshops?
Yes; you can find out what workshops we will be hosting here.

I don’t think I received a fair mark on an assignment. Can REI help me?
No, this is an academic matter and there is a grade re-appraisal process you can pursue.

I wear my hijab while teaching, but I’m afraid my students may feel uncomfortable. What’s your opinion on this?
The University values diversity and encourages and supports the University community in demonstrating that diversity. REI is available to resolve any issue that contravenes the University’s human rights policies or the Ontario Human Rights Code.

A student complained to me about their professor and I’m concerned they are being sexually harassed. They said they are afraid to complain, what can I do?
Following York's Policy on Sexual Violence, there are a variety of options. Let the student know about York University's Sexual Violence Response Office (SVRO), that offers confidential services - the student can contact them to talk about the situation without filing a formal complaint. Tell them that they can bring you with them or go alone.

I'm concerned about some of the jokes and comments students are making in my class. Can anyone come to explain what type of remarks are considered harassment or qualify as hate speech?
Yes, our staff are able to attend and make classroom presentations and provide learning materials that will help resolve these concerns. Our office may also provide guidance regarding options and make referrals. See our Education page for more information.