McGill University will no longer use the name Redmen for its sports teams, university president Suzanne Fortier announced Friday.
For the 2019-2020 year, the teams will simply be known as the McGill teams, Fortier said.
The university will set up a committee to work on choosing a new name for its men’s varsity teams. The new name will be in place for the 2020-2021 athletic year.
The decision comes after protests by some students and alumni who said the use of the name was insulting to indigenous people. -Montreal Gazette