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Jun 7 - Hundreds of Ryerson professors sign letter demanding university change its name
 

 
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A statue of Egerton Ryerson lies on the grounds of the university that bears his name after being toppled on Jun. 6, 2021. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Hundreds of professors and other faculty members at Ryerson University in Toronto have signed a letter demanding that the school change its name — just a day after Egerton Ryerson's statue was toppled on campus.

About 345 professors, including three a*sociate deans, signed a letter saying that "now is the time to stop commemorating Ryerson." It's one of several petitions and letters making similar demands coming out of the university community; open letters have been written by the university's staff, its Indigenous faculty and its Indigenous students.

"Today, there remains no cover or excuse to turn away from the truth about the namesake of our university," the faculty letter reads. "Every Indigenous family in this country has been touched by Indian Residential Schools and our namesake's legacy as an architect of the residential school system is the reason we must act now as faculty members at this institution."

On Sunday, the statue of Egerton Ryerson at the university was toppled following a rally — called Bring the Children Home — that saw up to 1,000 people attend and march from Queen's Park to Gould Street in Toronto.

Statue of Egerton Ryerson 'will not be restored or replaced' after it was toppled at Toronto rally
The rally was held in response to the reported discovery of the remains of as many as 215 Indigenous children buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

Egerton Ryerson is considered one of the primary architects of Canada's residential school system and in recent years staff and students have been calling for the removal of his statue and for the university to change its name.

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Members of Ryerson University's faculty have signed a letter demanding the university change its name in response to growing controversy over Egerton Ryerson's legacy. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
"The time for debate is over," the letter reads. "Symbols of oppression and genocide that are diametrically opposed to our stated values of equity, diversity and inclusion have no place in our community."

Almost 200 staff members have also signed their own letter demanding the same, as have Indigenous faculty and students.

The faculty letter ends by calling on the university to "permanently remove the Egerton Ryerson statue" and to "announce a commitment to rename the university."

In a statement released after Sunday's incident, Ryerson University president and vice chancellor Mohamed Lachemi said "the statue will not be restored or replaced."

Task force considering name change, statue removal
In response to growing controversy over Egerton Ryerson's place in the institution, the university established the Standing Strong (Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win) Task Force and gave it a mandate to reconsider the university's name, Egerton Ryerson's legacy and other commemorative elements on campus.

"Their work now is more important than ever," Lachemi wrote.

The Task Force also released a statement after the statue was toppled.

"With the statue removed, there may be regrets that the many students, faculty, staff and community members who have worked tirelessly towards its removal were not offered the opportunity to witness the moment it came down," co-chairs Joanne Dallaire and Catherine Ellis wrote.

The task force has worked with staff, faculty and students since it was launched in November 2020 and began meeting in January 2021.

Recommendations from the group to the university's president will be developed and submitted by fall 2021. Until then, the task force will "thoroughly review all of the submissions from our engagement period while we continue to follow the new statements, petitions, and calls for actions as they come forward," says the group's statement.

Some students, staff and faculty members have begun to refer to the university as "X University" in official communications.

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 2 weeks ago '04        #2
Tic Toc 
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When truth comes to light..... it becomes impossible to turn a blind eye...
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 2 weeks ago '10        #3
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They wrote that entire article and never mentioned any of the things attributed to him that are causing people to protest.

What a waste of internet data
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 2 weeks ago '13        #4
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 2 weeks ago '12        #5
goodkidmadworld 
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This is why white supremacy is on its last leg

Every day people are learning the atrocities of white supremacy and the horrific treatment of Non whites ALL OVER THE WORLD

Love this age of information for that reason
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 2 weeks ago '05        #6
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 Nautilus O said
They wrote that entire article and never mentioned any of the things attributed to him that are causing people to protest.

What a waste of internet data
Can you not read?
He was one of the primary architects of the Residential Schools that k*lled thousands of innocent native children.

Those 215 kids bodies they found were directly from him
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 2 weeks ago '10        #7
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 Fauby said
Can you not read?
He was one of the primary architects of the Residential Schools that k*lled thousands of innocent native children.

Those 215 kids bodies they found were directly from him
Apparently you can read but you don’t know what any of the words mean


Statue of Egerton Ryerson 'will not be restored or replaced' after it was toppled at Toronto rally
The rally was held in response to the reported discovery of the remains of as many as 215 Indigenous children buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

Egerton Ryerson is considered one of the primary architects of Canada's residential school system and in recent years staff and students have been calling for the removal of his statue and for the university to change its name.






They just found that burial site in the past month or two. It doesn’t say anything about him being involved or having anything to do with that. What other school did they find children buried at that was involved in the system he created.

This article said absolutely nothing about what it is that he’s done that causing people to be upset.
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 2 weeks ago '05        #8
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 Nautilus O said
Apparently you can read but you don’t know what any of the words mean


Statue of Egerton Ryerson 'will not be restored or replaced' after it was toppled at Toronto rally
The rally was held in response to the reported discovery of the remains of as many as 215 Indigenous children buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

Egerton Ryerson is considered one of the primary architects of Canada's residential school system and in recent years staff and students have been calling for the removal of his statue and for the university to change its name.






They just found that burial site in the past month or two. It doesn’t say anything about him being involved or having anything to do with that. What other school did they find children buried at that was involved in the system he created.

This article said absolutely nothing about what it is that he’s done that causing people to be upset.
He basically created the system, he wasn't at that school but he was the one (of many) that created it. There's tons of schools all across Canada that are finding dead bodies and baby's and stories of r*pe and abuse throughout the country. From coast to coast.

Some of my friends parents here in nova scotia went to the residential schools that they said we're r*ped, beaten, and abused for following their heritage and not accepting Jesus. Some stories they told me personally are two dark to even type here.


Edit: people in Canada always knew this truth, all cultures knew and always stood together and tried to bring it to light. It wasn't until now that the white people are starting to be outraged. That's why you are only hearing this now.

Natives BEEN protesting and sh*t

In Ontario from a article in 2018




Last edited by Fauby; 06-07-2021 at 06:20 PM..
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 2 weeks ago '16        #9
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They should’ve been changed it

 2 weeks ago '10        #10
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 Fauby said
He basically created the system, he wasn't at that school but he was the one (of many) that created it. There's tons of schools all across Canada that are finding dead bodies and baby's and stories of r*pe and abuse throughout the country. From coast to coast.

Some of my friends parents here in nova scotia went to the residential schools that they said we're r*ped, beaten, and abused for following their heritage and not accepting Jesus. Some stories they told me personally are two dark to even type here.


Edit: people in Canada always knew this truth, all cultures knew and always stood together and tried to bring it to light. It wasn't until now that the white people are starting to be outraged. That's why you are only hearing this now.

Natives BEEN protesting and sh*t

In Ontario from a article in 2018


Point to where any of this is in the article that I responded to

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 2 weeks ago '05        #11
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 Nautilus O said
Point to where any of this is in the article that I responded to





So your quick to say Ryerson wasn't a co-founder of this sh*t?

Okay keep defending these terrorists....smfh
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 2 weeks ago '16        #12
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 goodkidmadworld said
This is why white supremacy is on its last leg

Every day people are learning the atrocities of white supremacy and the horrific treatment of Non whites ALL OVER THE WORLD

Love this age of information for that reason
It's on its last legs due to demographic shift and the economic resurgence of China.

None of the information coming out now is new.
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 2 weeks ago '10        #13
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 Fauby said



So your quick to say Ryerson wasn't a co-founder of this sh*t?

Okay keep defending these terrorists....smfh
Point to where any of this is in the article I responded to



Classic case of Boxden Derangement Syndrome
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 2 weeks ago '05        #14
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 Nautilus O said
Point to where any of this is in the article I responded to



Classic case of Boxden Derangement Syndrome

Egerton Ryerson is considered one of the primary architects of Canada's residential school system
Right there. All you need to know.

What's next, you gonna cape for the Nazi architect that came up with the gas or the chambers and say "well he wasn't there to witness"
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 2 weeks ago '10        #15
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 Fauby said
Right there. All you need to know.

What's next, you gonna cape for the Nazi architect that came up with the gas or the chambers and say "well he wasn't there to witness"
He’s the architect of a school system. What’s the crime for that?

 Nautilus O said
They wrote that entire article and never mentioned any of the things attributed to him that are causing people to protest.

What a waste of internet data
Again, show me the part in the article that says what he did that causes people to protest him...

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 2 weeks ago '12        #16
goodkidmadworld 
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 00010111 said
It's on its last legs due to demographic shift and the economic resurgence of China.

None of the information coming out now is new.
The information obviously isn’t new, the amount of people that are learning it is growing however.
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 2 weeks ago '05        #17
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 Nautilus O said
He’s the architect of a school system. What’s the crime for that?



Again, show me the part in the article that says what he did that causes people to protest him...

Read up on what the residential schools are and what they were meant to do.

He's basically the architect of a reeducation program to strip people of their heritage and culture to re teach and make them believe in a different religion/god.

How dense can you be? They mentioned he was the architect, anyone who knows what that school was knows the history and what it was.

This wasn't a grade 1-12 school teaching math....

Naaa, NVM man I'm done with you. Have a good day yo.. read up on some history and you'll know why people BEEN protesting him and half the founders of Canada for years now..





The school system was created for the purpose of removing Indigenous children from the influence of their own culture and a*similating them into the dominant Canadian culture, "to k*ll the Indian in the child."[
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 2 weeks ago '10        #18
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 Fauby said
Read up on what the residential schools are and what they were meant to do.

He's basically the architect of a reeducation program to strip people of their heritage and culture to re teach and make them believe in a different religion/god.

How dense can you be? They mentioned he was the architect, anyone who knows what that school was knows the history and what it was.

This wasn't a grade 1-12 school teaching math....

Naaa, NVM man I'm done with you. Have a good day yo.. read up on some history and you'll know why people BEEN protesting him and half the founders of Canada for years now..




I’m going to say it one last time. Because you’re still arguing about a completely different topic than what you quoted me for...


 Nautilus O said
They wrote that entire article and never mentioned any of the things attributed to him that are causing people to protest.

What a waste of internet data
Can you read?
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 2 weeks ago '19        #19
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215 Indigenous children buried ain't no accident












That's a sick mfer who doesn't like kids or likes them too much
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 2 weeks ago '05        #20
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 Nautilus O said
I’m going to say it one last time. Because you’re still arguing about a completely different topic than what you quoted me for...




Can you read?
Some people, you don't have to break it down and say all the sh*t. Soon as you say residential schools, or the architect of the Nazi Chambers, you know exactly what they did. No need to use more words in that article when it speaks for itself.
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 2 weeks ago '05        #21
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 Boxedin1 said
215 Indigenous children buried ain't no accident





That's a sick mfer who doesn't like kids or likes them too much
Theres over 6000 kids dead or missing directly linked to these schools and then thousands of cases of r*pe and abuse to those who survived...
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 2 weeks ago '10        #22
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 Fauby said
Some people, you don't have to break it down and say all the sh*t. Soon as you say residential schools, or the architect of the Nazi Chambers, you know exactly what they did. No need to use more words in that article when it speaks for itself.
So you agree the article doesn’t mention anything about what he did directly that would cause people to protest against him?

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 2 weeks ago '19        #23
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 Fauby said
Theres over 6000 kids dead or missing directly linked to these schools and then thousands of cases of r*pe and abuse to those who survived...
Was already having a hard time stomaching what I wrote.
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 2 weeks ago '18        #24
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 ice wolf said


A statue of Egerton Ryerson lies on the grounds of the university that bears his name after being toppled on Jun. 6, 2021. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Hundreds of professors and other faculty members at Ryerson University in Toronto have signed a letter demanding that the school change its name — just a day after Egerton Ryerson's statue was toppled on campus.

About 345 professors, including three a*sociate deans, signed a letter saying that "now is the time to stop commemorating Ryerson." It's one of several petitions and letters making similar demands coming out of the university community; open letters have been written by the university's staff, its Indigenous faculty and its Indigenous students.

"Today, there remains no cover or excuse to turn away from the truth about the namesake of our university," the faculty letter reads. "Every Indigenous family in this country has been touched by Indian Residential Schools and our namesake's legacy as an architect of the residential school system is the reason we must act now as faculty members at this institution."

On Sunday, the statue of Egerton Ryerson at the university was toppled following a rally — called Bring the Children Home — that saw up to 1,000 people attend and march from Queen's Park to Gould Street in Toronto.

Statue of Egerton Ryerson 'will not be restored or replaced' after it was toppled at Toronto rally
The rally was held in response to the reported discovery of the remains of as many as 215 Indigenous children buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C.

Egerton Ryerson is considered one of the primary architects of Canada's residential school system and in recent years staff and students have been calling for the removal of his statue and for the university to change its name.




Members of Ryerson University's faculty have signed a letter demanding the university change its name in response to growing controversy over Egerton Ryerson's legacy. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
"The time for debate is over," the letter reads. "Symbols of oppression and genocide that are diametrically opposed to our stated values of equity, diversity and inclusion have no place in our community."

Almost 200 staff members have also signed their own letter demanding the same, as have Indigenous faculty and students.

The faculty letter ends by calling on the university to "permanently remove the Egerton Ryerson statue" and to "announce a commitment to rename the university."

In a statement released after Sunday's incident, Ryerson University president and vice chancellor Mohamed Lachemi said "the statue will not be restored or replaced."

Task force considering name change, statue removal
In response to growing controversy over Egerton Ryerson's place in the institution, the university established the Standing Strong (Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win) Task Force and gave it a mandate to reconsider the university's name, Egerton Ryerson's legacy and other commemorative elements on campus.

"Their work now is more important than ever," Lachemi wrote.

The Task Force also released a statement after the statue was toppled.

"With the statue removed, there may be regrets that the many students, faculty, staff and community members who have worked tirelessly towards its removal were not offered the opportunity to witness the moment it came down," co-chairs Joanne Dallaire and Catherine Ellis wrote.

The task force has worked with staff, faculty and students since it was launched in November 2020 and began meeting in January 2021.

Recommendations from the group to the university's president will be developed and submitted by fall 2021. Until then, the task force will "thoroughly review all of the submissions from our engagement period while we continue to follow the new statements, petitions, and calls for actions as they come forward," says the group's statement.

Some students, staff and faculty members have begun to refer to the university as "X University" in official communications.



Glad a stand has been taken.
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 2 weeks ago '20        #25
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 Fauby said
He basically created the system, he wasn't at that school but he was the one (of many) that created it. There's tons of schools all across Canada that are finding dead bodies and baby's and stories of r*pe and abuse throughout the country. From coast to coast.

Some of my friends parents here in nova scotia went to the residential schools that they said we're r*ped, beaten, and abused for following their heritage and not accepting Jesus. Some stories they told me personally are two dark to even type here.


Edit: people in Canada always knew this truth, all cultures knew and always stood together and tried to bring it to light. It wasn't until now that the white people are starting to be outraged. That's why you are only hearing this now.

Natives BEEN protesting and sh*t

In Ontario from a article in 2018


I’m sure you know this but... it’s not only Canada.... got a few aunts of the Navajo Rez who survived that sh*t....
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