The University has received a number of inquiries about the appropriateness of continuing to name one of our residences after Sir John A. Macdonald.
The University of Windsor does have a naming policy with oversight by our Board of Governors. Through the Governance Committee of the Board, the University of Windsor will be undertaking a review of all building names across campus, with the understanding that buildings should be named for individuals and organizations who reflect our institutional values and priorities. Discussions with students, faculty, staff, and alumni will inform this review, which will include a review of the naming of Macdonald Hall.
The final decision to name a building, or change the name of a building, rests with the University of Windsor Board of Governors. The Board will be in a position to look at Macdonald Hall when it again resumes meetings in the Fall.