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Residence renaming seeks to create a more inclusive campus environment

The University of Windsor announced Friday the renaming of the Macdonald Hall student residence to Residence Hall West.

In a statement on the issue, president Robert Gordon acknowledged John A. Macdonald’s involvement and support of the residential school system and its negative impact on ethnic and racialized people, particularly those in Indigenous communities.  

“The University of Windsor is committed to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that reflects the values we hold of enabling people to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement,” he said.

Read the full statement regarding the renaming of the former Macdonald Hall.