Students union, Indigenous group want to see Ryerson University change its name

A student-led campaign at Ryerson University is pushing for the school to change its name out of respect for residential school survivors.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Rename it DeBeers University.

  • Clink9

    Just two words for these losers:

  • kkruger71

    Reminding me more and more of the PC movement of the 90s; in this case, make 11 demands, get 4 or 5 of them passed, people think they were somehow stopped because of the ones that got blocked, next year make 11 more demands. The wheel keeps ticking further left.

  • Gary

    The minorities have already dumbed down the schools where Ryerson is now equal to about grade 11 because High Schools hand out a Diploma that’s equal to grade 8 .

    Diversity creates the lowest common denominator so nobody gets hurts. The smart get dumbed down while the stupid stay that way for all of their life.

    • kkruger71

      Still remember arguing with one of my teachers back in high school (around 1990) who was supporting taking out streaming, where there are advanced, regular, and basic versions of classes. His argument was that by putting them all in together the smarter students would help lift the lower ones and help them learn more. When I pointed out that the flip-side was also true, that the smarter students would learn far less and be held back from their potential, he got a very bewildered look on his face and seemed unable to grasp the concept.
      And this was one of the teachers I actually liked.

  • Alain

    Since it has become pretty much a worthless place, they can change the name all they want, it won’t turn it into a university worth its name.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Bingo! Putting lipstick of the pig ain’t gonna turn it into Selena Gomez.

  • JoKeR

    Karl Marx University might be a good alternative.

    • Alain

      I could also go with Red Guards Indoctrination Centre.

    • Exile1981

      Pol Pot school of higher education.

    • andycanuck

      And the Trotsky Institute for Ice Studies.

  • Clausewitz

    A shit educational establishment by any other name is still a shit educational establishment.

    • tom_billesley

      Shit U., truthfully named.

  • True DopeU

    I’m taking odds that it will be called TDU TruDopeU

  • WalterBannon

    how about they call it “Komsomol”

    • andycanuck

      And they could all wear red scarves like Cuba’s Young Pioneers! Fabulous!

  • tom_billesley

    They’ll have to rename their mascot, Eggy the Ram, named after Egerton Ryerson.

    • andycanuck

      Mo the Goat?

  • ontario john

    Ryerson is considered the founder of public education in Ontario. It makes sense that a stone age people would be insulted by any type of education. Perhaps they could name the university after one of the indians, who burned the Jesuit priests in Ontario.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Flint Arrowhead University
      Bringing Traditional Stone Age Values Back To Life

      • andycanuck

        Enjoy a knap with us at FAU!

  • Justin St.Denis

    Virtue signalling on steroids, mainlining immaturity and ignorance.

    • andycanuck

      And white guilt, and Red activism on crack.