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Exterior of Ryerson University facing a name change
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Is a Ryerson University Name Change in the Works?

Hundreds of community members including Indigenous faculty, professors and students are calling on Ryerson University to change its name following a rally and dismantling of the campus’s Egerton Ryerson statue on June 6th. Egerton Ryerson was one of the main orchestrators of Canada’s residential school system, an institution which abused and mistreated First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures for generations. The rally, which saw a turnout of almost 1,000 people marching in downtown Toronto, came

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