Invitation to join YUFA's Equity Caucuses

YUFA's Equity Officers cordially invite YUFA members who identify as racialized, Indigenous, LGBTQ2, or disabled to join one or more of YUFA's five (5) equity caucuses. 

Race Equity Caucus: The Race Equity Caucus (REC) would like to invite interested YUFA members (who identify as racialized and/or visible minorities) to join the Caucus. REC's primary aim is to engage critical discussions and develop meaningful approaches to advancing race equity for racialized faculty in the areas of teaching, research, and administrative service. 

Caucus D’équité Raciale à Glendon: Glendon's Race Equity Caucus is led by racialized part and full-time faculty but open to all faculty committed to race equity. We envision CERREC as a place for support for faculty and students and to coordinate actions to further race equity at the Glendon campus. CERREC cooperates closely with the Race Equity Caucus centered on Keele campus (but open to all YUFA members), while being responsive to the specificities of the Glendon campus. 

Indigenous Caucus: We are a collective of self-identifying Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) educators here at York University. We work in many different schools and disciplines; however, we all strive to support and retain Indigenous students, staff, and faculty members. 

Queer Caucus:  YUFA Queer Caucus is made up of YUFA members who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, non-binary, gender variant, Two-Spirit, intersex, queer, or questioning. We review any issues, needs, or concerns of queer YUFA members and engage in discussions and strategies on how to address them in advocating for change. 

Disability Caucus: Do you identify as having a disability or a chronic illness? Have you experienced problems in getting accommodations for your condition at York? Have you encountered discriminatory behaviors or attitudes toward disability in your workplace? Do you struggle around whether or how to disclose an "invisible" disability? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, please consider joining YUFA's DisAbility Caucus. The caucus provides an opportunity for faculty members with disabilities to come together, voice their concerns, and advocate for their needs.  

Please note that serving on any of YUFA's equity caucuses counts as part of your service work. 

Members interested in joining one (or more) of the caucuses should write to [email protected] using the subject line: Equity Caucuses and identifying the specific caucus(es) they wish to join. 

Minoo Derayeh and Akolisa Ufodike 

YUFA Equity Officers