As construction on the final section of a building on the north end of the UTM campus comes to a close, community members are being asked to submit suggestions for its new name.
The naming process began on February 12 and it will end on February 25; UTM students, staff, faculty, and alumni may submit as many suggestions as they wish. These suggestions will be reviewed by a large committee consisting of students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The committee will select three names to be recommended to the principal of UTM, Ulrich Krull, who will then choose one name to be passed through U of T governance.
Construction on the new building, which will house the Departments of English and Drama, Philosophy, Historical Studies, Language Studies, Political Science, and Sociology, is set to be completed this summer.
Susan Senese, UTM’s Interim Chief Administrative Officer, said that this “is not a competition or a contest. It is just a community opportunity.”
The University of Toronto Mississauga Conservative Student’s Association (CSA) has encouraged UTM students to name the building after former Prime Minster Stephen Harper. Harper was a U of T student for two months before dropping out.
UTM’s post has circulated on U of T subreddit r/uoft, prompting suggestions such as “Building McBuilding Face” or “glassy squares boi.”