Queen’s has initiated an external review of its Campus Security and Emergency Services (CSES). The review's purpose is to understand and expand the unit’s expertise and capacity to respond to all issues that have implications for equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigeneity (EDII) on campus. This aligns with the university’s Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism.  

The review will evaluate formal and informal processes within CSES related to the department’s responses to incidents involving underrepresented and marginalized communities on campus. It will also look at the department's overall level of engagement with, and understanding of, the university's EDII commitments.

The review will be conducted by a pair of external experts. Reviewers will meet with campus stakeholders, including senior administrators, EDII-focused departments and services, as well as a broad range of student government and equity-seeking groups.

The initiative is set to run from April to July 2021, after which reviewers will issue a report that includes recommendations for policy, protocol, training, and procedural improvements.

Feedback and comments from the community are welcome and can be submitted, in confidence, to csesreview@queensu.ca. Submitted emails will go directly to the reviewers.

Consultant Biographies

Barbara Perry is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at Ontario Tech University, and the Director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism. She has written extensively on social justice generally, and hate crime specifically. She has also published in the area of Native American victimization and social control, including one book entitled The Silent Victims: Native American Victims of Hate Crime, and Policing Race and Place: Under- and Over-enforcement in Indian Country. She was the General Editor of a five volume set on hate crime (Praeger), and editor of Volume 3: Victims of Hate Crime of that set. Dr. Perry continues to work in the area of hate crime, and has made substantial contributions to the limited scholarship on hate crime in Canada, including work on anti-Muslim violence, hate crime against LGBTQ communities, the community impacts of hate crime, and right-wing extremism in Canada. She has also published in the area of campus hate crime. She is regularly called upon by policy makers, practitioners, and local, national and international media as an expert on hate crime and right-wing extremism.

Irfan Chaudhry has been working in the area of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) since 2011. He currently works as Director, Office of Human Rights, Diversity, and Equity at MacEwan University and in this capacity, he leads the development of human rights, diversity, and equity initiatives within the institution. He has held numerous roles within the EDI space including project leadership positions with the City of Edmonton’s Racism Free Edmonton project and the Edmonton Local Immigration Partnership; advisory positions with the Edmonton Police Service Chief of Police Diversity Recruitment Committee and Chief of Police Community Advisory Committee; the Alberta Hate Crimes Committee, as well as committee roles with Public Safety Canada’s Expert Committee on Countering Radicalization to Violence.