Carleton announces new names for three main campus buildings

Carleton University has announced that it has renamed three of its buildings on the main campus to reflect the cultural diversity of the university. The University Centre has been renamed Nideyinàn to embody the university’s territory acknowledgment. Robertson Hall has been renamed Pigiarvik (ᐱᒋᐊᕐᕕᒃ) as a way of honouring and acknowledging Inuit presence and committing to the Kinàmàgawin Report recommendations. Carleton’s Residence Commons has been renamed Teraanga Commons, which comes from the Wolof language and emphasizes generosity and sharing and works toward creating a space where everyone feels safe and welcome. Carleton states that the names were chosen by the Algonquin; Inuit; and African, Caribbean, and Black communities. Carleton Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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