University changes its name in wake of colonisation debates
A proposal to change the name was approved on Tuesday 26 April by the university’s board of governors. Ryerson President Mohamed Lachemi had recommended the Toronto Metropolitan option from a shortlist developed by a committee of professors, administrators, students and alumni.
The renaming process began last year in response to a task force that examined the legacy of the university’s namesake, 19th-century educational reformer Egerton Ryerson. Protests over the use of the Ryerson name date back more than a decade and took aim primarily at Ryerson’s connection to the design of the Indigenous residential schools system.
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