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York Security Bulletin - October 26, 2018

Reported Sexual Assault - Sentinel Road and Murray Ross Parkway

Toronto Police Service has issued a media release seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a sexual assault that occurred off campus near Sentinel Road and Murray Ross Parkway on Wednesday, October 24th  at 7:30pm.  For further details, please see the Toronto Police Service media release.  http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/42456

Should you have any information about this or any incident you are asked to contact Toronto Police Service directly at 416.808.2222

York Security responds to all community calls at 416-736-5333. Please refer to the Community Safety Department website for more information or further updates: https://safety.yorku.ca



“Your Safety is Our Top Priority” York Security Services is committed to keeping our campuses safe for everyone. We strive to meet the needs of everyone within the York community by providing security services and resources to keep you safe and secure.

Security Bulletin Protocol

Security Bulletins are issued regarding incidents that occur on York University property when:

  • a serious incident has occurred and there is a risk of recurrence; and/or
  • there is a pattern of recurring, but less serious incidents (such as thefts or robberies); and/or
  • a Security or Police investigation will be assisted by bringing forward witnesses and information.

​Incidents representing an immediate threat to the physical safety of persons at the University are communicated immediately to all, or to the affected parts of the University, following the protocols outlined in York’s Emergency Plan and related procedures.  Methods of communication would include: the push notification on the Mobile Safety App, the LCD screens, and the emergency PA system.

(416) 736-5333 or ext. 33333
Toronto Police Services,
Ambulance or Toronto Fire Dept.

Security TTY (for hearing impaired)
(416) 736-5470 or ext. 55470

(416) 650-8000 or ext. 58000

Crime Prevention
(416) 736-5931 or ext. 55931

(416) 736-5361 or ext. 55361

Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion
(416) 736-5682 or ext. 55682

Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion TTY (for hearing impaired)
(416) 650-4823

Office of the Ombudsperson
Counselling & Disability Services
(416) 736-5297 or ext. 55297

Community Support and Services
(416) 736-5231 or ext. 55231

Crime Stoppers
(416) 222-8477

Toronto Police Services
(416) 808-2222


October 2, 2018

The Career Centre and Community Safety would like to ensure that everyone is aware of recent reports of job recruitment schemes aimed at university students.

Though we have not seen it on the York University campuses, recent reports at several Ontario Universities have identified this pattern: someone leaves a clipboard in a classroom or open area and encourages students to enter their personal information to receive information on a job. Sometimes students are given a clipboard and asked to pass it along during class time, with the implication it has something to do with the class or is approved by the professor. Read more here.

Please be aware that few reputable companies would recruit students in this way. Please encourage students to always exercise caution when giving out personal identifying information. If you hear that any student has encountered this activity, or you see evidence of it yourself, please notify Community Safety at 416-736-5333 and the Career Centre at Keele. If possible, do not allow information to be collected in your classroom or department.

York’s career centres on both campuses receive hundreds of job postings for students every week. They do their best to vet employers who register with York University and to verify that jobs posted are legitimate, but students should exercise due diligence when looking for/applying to jobs. If you or one of your students is in any doubt about the veracity of a recruitment posting/campaign, contact the Career Centre at Keele or one of the centres below affiliated with the student’s program of study.

Career Centre, Keele campus http://careers.yorku.ca/contact/
Career & Skills Development Centre, Glendon campus https://www.glendon.yorku.ca/career-skills-centre/

416-736-2100, ext. 88335


Career Development Services, Schulich School of Business http://schulich.yorku.ca/student-life-services/career-centre/



Career Services, Faculty of Environmental Studies https://fes.yorku.ca/resources/#career-services
Lassonde Co-op/Internship, Lassonde School of Engineering https://lassondecoop.com/home.htm

Workplace Learning Coordinator, 416-736-2100,
ext. 22913


For more information about job schemes, check these resources:


Samina Sami
Executive Director, Community Safety
Lucy Fromowitz
Vice-Provost Students

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