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Standing Strong (Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win)

Over the past decade, the university has addressed Egerton Ryerson's legacy, leading to a 2010 statement about his role and, in 2018, the installation of a plaque next to the Egerton Ryerson statue on campus. The statement and plaque contextualize his role in the creation of Canada‚Äôs residential school system, which was devastating to Indigenous peoples in Canada.

In the past several months, communities around the world have been having important and challenging conversations about their relationships with historical figures. In some cases, these relationships have sparked protests and demonstrations focused on monuments and statues that memorialize these individuals. Our university community has not been exempted from this. 

We know that the plaque and statement are just one part of the reconciliation process. Now we are moving forward with the work of the Standing Strong (Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win) task force.

To contact the Standing Strong (Mash Koh Wee Kah Pooh Win) Task Force Co-chairs, please email standingstrong@ryerson.ca.