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Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee will guide the process of identifying a new name for the university, an important step forward in the institution's commitment to reconciliation. Its work will result in recommendations that will be submitted to the university leadership for consideration and will ultimately go to the Board of Governors for a decision before the end of 2021-22 academic year. 

Advisory Committee members: 

Jennifer S. Simpson 
Provost and Vice-President, Academic (Chair) 

Tanya (Toni) De Mello
Assistant Dean for Student Programming, Development and Equity, Lincoln Alexander School of Law (Vice-Chair) 

Miranda Black
MASc student, Applied Environmental Science 

Donette Chin-Loy Chang 
Alumna and Honorary Doctorate recipient 

Catherine Ellis 
Professor, Department of History 

Camilo Garay 
Alumnus and elected member of the Board of Governors, 2021-22

Kiaras Gharabaghi
Dean, Faculty of Community Services, and Senator, 2021-22

Christa Hinds
Manager, Strategic Partnerships, Human Resources 

Andy McWilliams 
Chair, Department of Chemistry & Biology, and Vice-Chair of Senate, 2021-22

Krishan Mehta 
Assistant Vice-President, Engagement, University Advancement

Kiera Meinert
Undergraduate student, Media Production 

Michael Mihalicz
Professor and Indigenous Advisor, Ted Rogers School of Management 

Marcelle Mullings
Executive Director, Office of the Vice-President, Administration and Operations, and elected member of the Board of Governors, 2021-22

Frances Okoye
PhD student, Civil Engineering 

Valerie Pringle
Alumna and Honorary Doctorate recipient 

Brian Segal 
Former President of Ryerson University (1980-1988) and Honorary Doctorate recipient 

Cheryl Thompson
Professor, Creative Industries and Senator, 2021-22

Jennifer Grass, assistant vice-president, University Relations, will act as the executive lead for the advisory committee.