Inclusion Day 2020: YU Belong

Inclusion Day 2020: YU Belong

You’re invited to York’s 11th Annual Inclusion Day!

Join us on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM) at the Helliwell Centre, Osgoode Hall Law School for Inclusion Day, an event that will focus on the theme of belonging and exploring ways we can promote a greater sense of belonging at York.

This event is a joint partnership between the Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion (REI); the Law Commission of Ontario; and the President's Advisory Committee on Human Rights Sub-Committees.

Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights at YorkU: A Panel Discussion on Impacts and Opportunities
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join the exciting interdisciplinary conversation with the Law Commission of Ontario and York thought-leaders in philosophy, human rights, law, and technology explore key questions being raised about artificial intelligence systems: How can AI systems avoid automating bias? Is AI any more robust or neutral than human decision making? And how can York University ensure that AI tools and research on campus contributes to inclusion rather than exclusion?

Moderated by Ryan Fritsch, Counsel with the Law Commission of Ontario, the panel of speakers includes:

• Insiya Essajee, Law, Human Rights
• Prof Trevor Farrow, Law, Access to Justice
• Prof Regina Rini, Philosophy, Sociology
• Prof Ruth Urner, Department of Engineering & Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering

This discussion will be followed by a brief period of Q & A.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided at 12:00PM.


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

#YUBelong, an REI campaign, created in partnership with the Student Community & Leadership Development Unit (SCLD), will be unveiled in video and with a brief reflective piece by the partners.


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Participate with RISE, Enable York and SexGen—York’s own race & inclusion, accessibility and sexuality-gender affairs committees—as they explore belonging through information-based and other initiatives. This is a great opportunity to engage in conversation with the committees, learn more about their work and provide direct feedback on some of their progress.

Media advisory: Please note that photography and video recording will occur throughout the event. These photos and video footage will be used by REI and other York internal media channels.