National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Tomorrow, December 6, the College of Engineering encourages our students, faculty and staff to wear a white scarf or ribbon to honour the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against women.

On December 6, 1989, 14 women, 12 of whom were engineering students, were murdered at l’Ecole Polyetchinque de Montréal in an act of gender-based violence. In 1991, the Parliament of Canada declared December 6th to be the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.  Communities and organizations throughout our province and across the country will be taking actions to remember these 14 women whose lives were lost at a very young age, to commemorate missing and murdered Aboriginal women, as well as other women and girls around the world whose lives have ended prematurely or who have been harmed due to gender-based violence.   

Set some time on this day to reflect on the culture of the college, the engineering profession and what we can individually and/or collectively do to make our college and our society a more inclusive place for everyone.