Queen’s to rename Sir John A. Macdonald Hall

October 21, 2020

Queen’s University will rename its Sir John A. Macdonald Hall after a two-month public consultation process. Dean Mark Walters said that the name was sending a conflicting message about the “values and aspirations of the current law school,” and emphasized that changing the name takes action to address systemic racism. “This decision is grounded in the university’s present-day academic mission and commitment to honour the values of equity, diversity, and inclusivity and to ensure all students, faculty, and staff feel welcome within the Queen’s community,” said Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane. “It also supports our commitment to take action to address systemic racism and ensure every member of our community may enjoy the benefits of our institution equally.” Queen’s | The Whig | CBC (ON)