“…at the October 20 WLU Senate meeting [Jonathan Finn] presented a motion that the University Senate oppose ‘the statue project’ and that it cancel the University’s involvement with that project. The result was an overwhelming majority 39-6-7 vote. It was [his] understanding that this recommendation would go to the Board of Governors at their next meeting on Nov 26 as is the usual process. However, on Nov 5 the University President issued a lengthy statement (link attached to this message) noting that he is establishing a ‘Special Advisory Committee’ to look into a way of ‘moving forward’ with the statue project. The President also clearly indicated his support of the statue project in that press release.”
Read more from the latest update on Laurier’s project to install statues of Canada’s prime ministers on the Waterloo Campus: https://www.change.org/p/wilfrid-laurier-university-stop-the-statue-project/u/14124622
Read the memo from President Blouw mentioned in this update: http://legacy.wlu.ca/news_detail.php?grp_id=28&nws_id=14608&pv=1
What do you think about this latest development on the Statue Project? What do you think about the project as a whole?