Ceremonial element for Indigenous representation introduced at in-person convocation – The Varsity

Ceremonial element for Indigenous representation introduced at in-person convocation – The Varsity

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 202246 Views

June 27, 2022

The Eagle Feather will be displayed at Convocation Hall during convocation ceremonies

On May 16, the Ceremonials Committee approved a new ceremonial element for in-person convocation. U of T introduced the element — the Eagle Feather — to enhance Indigenous representation at convocation and to highlight the university’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.

Developing the element

President Meric Gertler gave a short presentation on the element at the Academic Board meeting on May 26. In January 2017, U of T’s Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee submitted its report, Answering the Call: Wecheehetowin, to Gertler and Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr.

Read More: https://thevarsity.ca/2022/06/27/ceremonial-element-for-indigenous-representation-introduced-at-in-person-convocation/

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