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Mandi Gray, York University reach settlement in human rights case

A settlement has been reached in a human rights case between an Ontario university and a student who was sexually assaulted by another student.

Gray, a PhD student, was sexually assaulted by another student in 2015

Mandi Gray, here speaking on Metro Morning, has reached an agreement with York University that will see the institution provide more services for anyone who has been sexually assaulted. (CBC)

A settlement has been reached in a human rights case between an Ontario university and a student who was sexually assaulted by another student.

Mandi Gray, a 28-year-old York University PhD student, was attacked in January 2015 by Mustafa Ururyar, who was found guilty earlier this year of sexually assaulting Gray.

In addition to the criminal proceedings, Gray also filed a complaint against York University at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in June 2015, claiming the school lacked clear procedures for reporting sexual assaults.

In a statement issued Monday, York University said a settlement had been reached in the case.

As part of the resolution, York says it will collaborate with sexual assault centres to provide specialized counselling to sexual violence survivors from the university community.

The settlement comes after York released interim guidelines in September for responding to sexual violence.

Gray had taken issue with the new rules, saying they amounted largely to symbolic changes, and had said she would air her concerns at a mediation session with the university organized by the human rights tribunal last month.

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