In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be adopted in a phased approach. We encourage students, faculty and staff to utilize the resources provided, in order to provide context in your communications and drive to the next chapter website for further information. For consistency, it is important to use the approved resources and terminology with the internal and external community.
Each department at the university is taking stock of the Ryerson-branded items used and distributed in our work and developing plans for how best to manage the transition to our new name.
The Branded Materials Transition Project is an initiative to prioritize opportunities to upcycle, reuse or recycle Ryerson-branded materials, including merchandise, apparel, stationery and keepsakes for example.
One of the recommendations was to consider a new university protocol for land acknowledgements. As this protocol is reviewed, community members are encouraged to access resources about land acknowledgements and may continue to use the existing statement.
Standing Strong Task Force
Our Next Chapter was initiated in response to the community-informed Standing Strong Task Force report and recommendations. The materials below outline the process, resources, findings and recommendations that are guiding the work underway.
- (PDF file) View full report and recommendations
- (PDF file) Appendix A: Task Force Terms of Reference
- (PDF file) Appendix B: What we learned: Engagement overview and analysis report
- (PDF file) Appendix C: External Scan
- (PDF file) Appendix D: Life and legacy of Egerton Ryerson
- (PDF file) Appendix E: Task Force reviewed documents, videos, podcasts and media publications
Resources and calls to action for non-Indigenous community members
Resources and calls to action for non-Indigenous folks to stand in solidarity with Indigenous folks, residential school survivors and their families.
As further materials are developed to provide educational resources about Egerton Ryerson, the university history and Indigenous history, community members can access the currently available resources.