In keeping with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Anti-Racism, a statement on Egerton Ryerson, the Residential School System and Truth and Reconciliation is posted to the university website. It was co-developed by the Aboriginal Education Council, which held a healing ceremony acknowledging the role of Egerton Ryerson in residential school structure and curriculum.
2010 to present
Students, faculty, staff and community activists research and raise awareness about the ongoing trauma and pain caused by the commemoration of colonial figures, including Egerton Ryerson. Many contact the university, write letters and develop petitions about the statue and the university's name.
Social Justice Week hosts an event “Re-Imagining Ryerson’s Equity Agenda,” during which students, faculty and staff discuss equity issues, including potentially renaming the university.
The university begins developing a plaque to contextualize the statue of Egerton Ryerson.
The university releases the Truth and Reconciliation at Ryerson University report and unveils a plaque to be installed next to the statue to acknowledge Egerton Ryerson’s connection to the development of the residential school system.
The plaque is installed next to the statue.