On December 6, 1989, at approximately 5 PM, what should have been a joyful celebration of camaraderie and the end of the school semester, turned into a tragedy. A man entered a classroom at École Polytechnique de Montréal with an assault weapon. He ordered the men to go to one side of the room and the women to go to the other. He targeted the female engineering students and shot them. The tragic murder of 14 brilliant and creative women, beloved sisters and cherished daughters, sparked a deep outrage among the population. Governments quickly declared December 6th as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
Join us on December 6th for the following events:
December 6, 2019 – 11 AM Commemoration Event & Memorial Wall Unveiling including reflections from Ruth Eden [88 B.Sc. (C.E.), 02 M. Sc.] Atrium, Engineering Information & Technology Complex, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
December 6, 2019 – 4 PM Live viewing of the Montreal Commemoration Event Atrium, Engineering Information & Technology Complex, University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus
December 2 – 6, 2019 TAKE THE PLEDGE #MYActionsMatter Sign the pledge to take action towards ending gender-based violence