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Standing Strong Task Force Report & Recommendations

Acknowledging the past, learning from the present, looking to the future

President Lachemi established the Standing Strong Task Force to develop principles that guide commemoration at the university, and to respond to the history and legacy of Egerton Ryerson within the context of the university’s values. The PDF fileStanding Strong Task Force Report and Recommendations: Acknowledging the past, learning from the present, looking to the future captures the work of the Task Force from November 2020- August 2021, including an in-depth historical research project, and two-month community engagement period.

The Task Force submitted 22 recommendations, such as renaming the institution, increasing support for Indigenous and Black scholarship, and providing more opportunities to learn about Indigenous history and Indigenous and colonial relations. 

The Task Force recommendations are aligned with the university’s commitment to being unapologetically bold, intentionally diverse and inclusive, dedicated to excellence, respectfully collaborative and a champion of sustainability.