“As you likely know, this important change has come as a result of a suite of recommendations presented by the Standing Strong Task Force. I assembled this group in November 2020, to develop principles to guide commemoration at the university and to respond to the history and legacy of Egerton Ryerson within the context of the university’s values”‘ he added.
“In August 2021, they presented 22 recommendations, including the recommendation that we rename our institution. Our board of governors approved all recommendations and the university is committed to implementing them”, he emphasised.
“Over the past six months, the University Renaming Advisory Committee has led a robust and consultative process to define a short list of names that reflect our values and aspirations as a community. The Committee heard from 30,000 people and reviewed over 2,600 names. It is their work that has resulted in our new name – and I am so grateful to them for taking on this important task”, he explained.
“Our new name is not about changing or erasing the past, it is about finding a name that can unify all of our community members – students, faculty, staff and alumni. For those of you that participated in the renaming process by sharing your perspectives and feedback, thank you”.
“The full announcement shared with our community earlier today follows. Should you want to learn more about the Standing Strong Task Force and their recommendations, our renaming process or how we will embrace and implement our new name, please visit next chapter website”, the vice chancellor stated
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