Student alleges that YorkU’s sexual assault policy violates human rights

July 2, 2015

Mandi Gray, a PhD student at York University, has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario alleging that the school’s sexual assault policy discriminates against victims, most of whom are women. Gray, who was allegedly assaulted by another PhD student in January, says that she had to disclose details to more than 15 YorkU employees to get information about how the university responds to such incidents, according to the Globe and Mail. Gray adds that she fought unsuccessfully for months to receive counselling through the school. YorkU’s Janice Walls told the Globe and Mail that services, including crisis intervention support, counselling, and academic accommodations, are available to victims. Globe and Mail