Hot temperatures in campus spaces

Some YUFA members have reported extreme heat in buildings at both the Keele and Glendon campuses.

Faculty members can open a ticket using Maximo to ask for classroom temperatures to be adjusted.

Colleagues can also email the YUFA representatives sitting on the Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) tied to the building where there is an issue. The list of JHSC, with the names of YUFA representatives, can be found at this link (requires PPY credentials).

In the past, the Employer has indicated that it follows temperature recommendations from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) which are 22.8 - 26.1 °C in the summer, and 20.0 - 23.6 °C in the winter.

YUFA urges members to be mindful of the hot temperatures and take appropriate action. YUFA also encourages members who have experienced impossible work conditions at York University, including situations where research may be compromised (for example research involving live animals or temperature sensitive materials), to document the situation and contact YUFA at [email protected]

The City of Toronto has shared advice for residents to keep cool during the first heat event of summer. Health Canada has published advice on protecting oneself from the health effects of extreme heat.