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Ryerson to offer Toronto police special classes on “bias avoidance” and “diversity”

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By Jacob Dubé

Ryerson is partnering with Toronto Police Services (TPS) to offer specialized classes and enrolment opportunities to officers.

According to a TPS release, the partnership between Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and the TPS will allow police officers to take classes on “diversity” and “bias avoidance,” as well as give them access to Ryerson services. They can also take regular classes and earn credits towards other degrees and diplomas.

Ryerson previously partnered with the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) in August to conduct a review of their Student Resource Officer (SRO) program due in January—TPSB allocated $80,000 to Ryerson to complete the review—but Ryerson never put a research team together, and the program was cancelled in November. Ryerson was never sent the money.

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