UNB removes name of controversial figure from law building

May 28, 2020

The University of New Brunswick’s board of governors has voted to remove George Duncan Ludlow’s name from its faculty of law buildings following concerns regarding his involvement in residential schools and his legal endorsement of slavery. Within 30 minutes of the decision, UNB crews had stripped the lettering from Ludlow Hall. "By acting on the concerns raised by many members of our community, UNB is delivering on its commitment to truth and reconciliation as well as toward building a more equitable, diverse and inclusive institution," said UNB President Paul Mazerolle. In addition to these measures, a permanent display that explores his history with slavery and Indigenous schooling in early New Brunswick will be installed. A new name for the building will be chosen within a year. CBC (NB)