Ryerson Board accepts all Standing Strong Task Force Recommendations, including renaming

August 27, 2021
The Standing Strong (Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win) Task Force’s final report has been presented to Ryerson University’s Board of Governors, and the Board has approved a motion to accept all 22 recommendations. These recommendations include renaming the university, sharing materials that recognize Egerton Ryerson’s legacy, increasing supports for Indigenous and Black scholarship, and providing more opportunities to learn about Indigenous history. “My sincere thanks to our community members and stakeholders for contributing to and participating in this valuable initiative,” wrote President Mohammed Lachemi. “Our next steps will reflect and support our institutional values and our diverse community.” The university will be announcing its next steps in the days to come, and has committed to developing an action plan by January 2022. Ryerson | Ryerson (Report) (ON)