Rename Ryerson University

Rename Ryerson University

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Mandy Ajimal started this petition to Justin Trudeau and

For far too long we have been disconnected from the significance of names in our communities. I doubt many knew of Eggerton Ryerson’s role in creating Indian Residential Schools, until now. We have been robbed of education regarding Canada’s dark past because it is not in the past...it is the present. Don’t let it be our future. With the surfacing news from BC Canadians have been more aware of setterlism, colonialism and other acts of oppression against our Indigenous brothers and sisters. This petition is to hold those accountable for the pain, trauma and loss of their loved ones. Ryerson University has had a long history of racism, and we must break this cycle. Eggerton Ryerson was one of the key leaders in the creation of Indian Concentration Camps, otherwise known as the “residential school”. In signing this petition, you are making a difference. You are urging those with power to only begin righting the wrongs that have been used to assimilate Indigenous populations. Renaming Ryerson would remove Egerton Ryerson’s historical elitism. 

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