If you have an idea for the perfect new name for Ryerson University, the school wants to hear it. Ryerson has launched an online community survey where you can weigh in with your opinions and suggestions for its renaming process.
This comes after Ryerson’s Board of Governors approved a motion to have the school renamed in the wake of protests and backlash over its namesake Egerton Ryerson, who was an architect of Canada’s residential school system.
The school has enlisted the help of a special task force who came up with 22 recommendations for the renaming process, which includes gathering feedback from the public.
“It’s time to write the next chapter together,” Ryerson announced in the survey. “The university has launched an engagement period during which we invite all community members to share ideas, opinions and perspectives on our new name.”
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You have until December 7th to fill out the survey. In it, you’ll be asked various questions about the key messages and mottos that the school’s new name should take into consideration, and whether or not it should be named after another historical figure.
You’ll be asked to explain your reasons for the choices you selected, and also for new name ideas of your own if you have them.
If you’d rather share your thoughts a different way, you can write directly to [email protected], by mailing a letter to the school, or by using the social media hashtag #NextChapterName.
“We invite all community members to connect with their networks to encourage participation in the survey and to share news and information throughout the renaming process,” the school says.
Once the new name is established, all Ryerson grads can request to get their school records reissued, the school told CP24.
To stay up-to-date on the university’s renaming process, you can see the latest here.