Anti-racism training, more minority staff among Ryerson task force recommendations

February 8, 2010

According to a year-long probe into racism at Ryerson University, some visible minority students feel harassed and excluded, professors don't always address offensive comments made in class, and some minority staff report a "chilly climate" on campus. Commissioned by Ryerson following a string of racist incidents in 2008, the report -- developed by a task force comprising students, staff, and community members -- recommends immediate anti-racism training for senior staff, setting and enforcing targets for hiring minorities, more courses on diversity, and a Census Day to gather race-based statistics on staff and students so Ryerson can track whether equity is improving. Toronto Star