Please join us on December 4 from 10 am to 11:30 am as we mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in commemoration of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre.
December 6 marks the anniversary of the murder of 14 women engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989. Since then, the day has been declared The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Every year the U of T community commemorates the national tragedy and also reflects on the many ways all women continue to experience gender-based violence—from missing and murdered Indigenous women, transgender women, and the broad spectrum of women from vulnerable populations.
This year’s virtual event will take place on December 4 and is titled “Actions within the Intersections: Past, Present and Future”. It will feature a fireside chat with U of T students, staff, and faculty discussing the most relevant issues in gender-based violence and their intersections. This is an opportunity to share the concrete actions we can take in our communities to question, call out, and combat acts of gender-based violence.