UoGuelph renames science atrium to embrace Indigenous culture

The University of Guelph has renamed its science atrium Waasamowin, which means bathed in light in the Ojibwe language. Global News reports that the university embarked on the renaming project in the name of Indigenization. The renaming project was led by UoGuelph professors Melissa Perrault and Ryan Gregory and guided by Anishinaabe Elder Rene Meshake. The atrium features four original paintings by Indigenous artists who were inspired by the visions for the space and presented during the renaming ceremony. “We’ve worked on many different initiatives including orientation handbooks,” said Perrault on the renaming and Indigenization project.

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