UMoncton to appoint officials to review potential name change


The Université de Moncton’s Board of Governors will appoint two officials to consider whether the institution should pursue a name change. The appointees will develop a report—to be released in October—that assesses the political, social, legal, and economic ramifications of a potential name change. This decision comes in response to a recent petition that called for UMoncton to cut its ties with the 18th-century British military officer Robert Monckton. “A decision as critical as whether or not to change the name of the university requires a rigorous process,” said UMoncton Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors Denise Frenette.

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