UWindsor Invites Public Input Into Macdonald Hall Name

Friday October 2nd, 2020

Posted at 5:35pm

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The University of Windsor is seeking input in its process to review the name of Sir John A. Macdonald Hall.

The move is in response to a petition gathered by a University of Windsor alumnus regarding the name of the residence building, Macdonald’s involvement in and support of the residential schools system, and its impact on ethnic and racialized groups, particularly First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.

“Like other universities across Canada we are taking a new look at past naming practices,” says committee member and spokesperson Bruce Tucker. “We are hoping to open the conversation in a way that is constructive and addresses the concerns of affected members of our campus community, as well as others who wish to voice their opinions and viewpoints. Our goal as a university has always been to provide a welcoming, inclusive campus for all, and we see this process as a step in a more positive direction.”

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