X-University Name Change Research Project
I am Danylo Korzon (Dan). I am a 4th-year Professional Communications student from X-University that thoroughly enjoys getting my education online. I have completed minors in Psychology and Entrepreneurship and enjoy the media-creation aspect of my current program. With that being said, I would like to discuss a matter that began with a campus statue being taken down. The Ryerson name affects us all in one way or another. As you may have read in the disclaimer to our Signify 2022 event, it is in the process of being renamed. This is precisely the topic of my year-long capstone project that I would like to present to you today. From one potential stakeholder to another.
The research study that will be done in the next semester revolves around X-University, formerly known as Ryerson University, undergoing a name change. The focus of the project is to influence the name change committee with the diverse opinions of current students. This will be done through a mixed qualitative study using an online survey and a series of phone interviews asking students for their opinion on the name change. The study will explore the division in support of Ryerson’s legacy while simultaneously trying to collect new ideas for the university name.
University; Ryerson; Education; Change