York U boosts security following student's death

April 21, 2011

York University has increased security patrols at its Keele campus following the homicide of Qian Liu, a student who lived in The Village, a private housing development south of the campus. Since April 19, York U's security services have increased patrols within campus boundaries. Paid-duty police officers are patrolling the campus from 7 pm to 3 am. Off campus, the institution has been working with the Toronto Police Service, which has stepped up patrols in The Village, including undercover officers and uniformed officers on bikes. On Thursday, York U's student federation hosted a forum to hear students' concerns over safety at the institution. The federation's president calls for compulsory diversity training for all students and compulsory safety training for all newcomers to Canada, like Liu, who came from China last fall to study English. The man accused in Liu's murder had studied at York U, where he had been a student politician. York U News Release | YFS News Release | Globe and Mail | ParentCentral.ca