A school division is asking "what's in a name" as they seek input about a name change.

Pembina Trails School Division says after their board istenined to letters put forward by students, they are renaming Ryerson School at 10 Ryerson Avenue. The 1972 Kindergarten to Grade Six school was named after Egerton Ryerson, who was a key figure in the creation of residential schools.

“The children in the residential schools had suffered so horribly and we as a nation had turned a blind eye to it. I honestly don’t know how much more horrific it can be,” Ted Fransen, the superintendent of Pembina Trails School Division says in a statement.

The division says it wants to "do its part in healing that national wound by renaming Ryerson School."

Now, they are asking for help renaming the building. Conversations about this are going to be part of their Truth and Reconciliation Week, as well as the school's curriculum.

"Names matter and if we are going to expect our students to remember the name of their school and to live into the name of the school, we better take a pretty good look at what the name of this school is.”

Anyone living in their school division is invited to offer name suggestions.