Posts Tagged: #WeRemember

We Remember: EngSci students and alumna reflect on the legacy of December 6

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history.  On Dec. 6, 2019 at 5 p.m., 14 engineering schools across Canada will unite to remember the 14 victims, who were targeted because of their gender. Each school will shine a light into the sky in solidarity, from University of British Columbia in the west, to Dalhousie University in the east.

As part of this national initiative, U of T Engineering will host a memorial event at King’s College Circle open to all students, staff, faculty and alumni, as well as members of the Ryerson, OTU and York engineering communities.  Find details about the memorial here.

EngSci students Savanna Blade and Mirjana Mijalkovic (both Year 2) and alumna Shivani Nathoo (EngSci 1T8 + PEY) share their thoughts on what this day means to them.

Read their reflections here.

Remembering victims of the Montreal Massacre

December 6 marks the anniversary of the École Polytechnique shooting in 1989, in which 14 women were killed, and many more injured. Events to commemorate the victims are taking place across all three campuses of the U of T on this National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women.

EngSci Chair Deepa Kundur, who was a first year student in engineering at U of T at the time of the shooting, shared her thoughts on the impact of the event earlier today on CBC’s Metro Morning.

Read about Day of Remembrance events on campus.

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