TMU reflects on name change one year later


Toronto Metropolitan University’s leadership is reflecting on the university’s transition one year after it took on a new name. TMU President Mohamed Lachemi said that the new name has become a source of unity and marked the start of a new chapter. “The lesson for all our community was really the importance of community engagement, discussion and dialogue,” said Lachemi. The university changed its name last spring amid growing demands from the community to cut ties with the school’s former namesake. Indigenous leaders at the university are still pushing for continued efforts towards deeper reconciliation. “When it comes to a name change, don’t just let it be another token thing,” said Lynn Lavalee, strategic lead of Indigenous resurgence at TMU.

Toronto Sun (CP)