In August 2021, the Standing Strong Task Force report was launched and students, faculty, staff and university leadership began working on the 22 resulting recommendations.
The recommendations reflect both the task force’s learning and the many voices of TMU’s community members. They embody the university’s commitment to being bold, diverse and collaborative.
Important initiatives have resulted from the recommendations, including: the renaming of the university, changing all the signage on campus, transforming old branded materials into something new and even selecting a new mascot and varsity team name.
University educators are now introducing Indigenous Ways of Knowing into their courses.
In addition, Jennifer Simpson was named a special advisor to President Mohamed Lachemi to ensure academic programs across the university contain mandatory learning opportunities about Indigenous history and Indigenous and colonial relations for all students.
For a complete list of TMU’s progress fulfilling the 22 recommendations, please visit the Next Chapter website.