October 19th 2020. The Queen's University Gazette reports that the Queen’s Board of Trustees today approved the university’s decision to remove the name “Sir John A. Macdonald” from the law school building. This follows a series of recommendations first from Dean Mark Walters, Dean of the Faculty of Law, a report from a committee that considered the issue, and then a recommendation from Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane.
“This decision is grounded in the university’s present-day academic mission and commitment to honour the values of equity, diversity, and inclusivity and to ensure all students, faculty, and staff feel welcome within the Queen’s community,” says Principal Deane. “It also supports our commitment to take action to address systemic racism and ensure every member of our community may enjoy the benefits of our institution equally.”
For the full story on this university development, see the article by Communications staff in the October 19th 2020 edition of The Gazette.