'Good riddance': Ryerson University's board approves recommendations to rename the school

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On Thursday, Ryerson University's board of governors approved recommendations to change the name of the school.

The Standing Strong (Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win) Task Force's final report put forward 22 recommendations, including renaming the university and detailing opportunities to learn about Indigenous history and colonial relations.

Egerton Ryerson was a notable architect of residential schools and his statue at the institution was toppled earlier this year, following the confirmation of graves sites on the grounds of former residential schools.

"One of the report recommendations is for the university to develop an action plan by January 31, 2022, to address and implement the Task Force’s recommendations," a statement from the university's President & Vice-Chancellor Mohamed Lachemi reads.

"We will honour that commitment and I assure our community that a process will be put in place to ensure that the recommendations are carried out in an equitable, transparent, inclusive and timely manner. All recommendations related to academics and program delivery will be referred to Senate prior to the completion of the implementation action plan."

Many people have now taken to social media to comment on the change coming to the school.

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