National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Every year the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, with the support of AUFA-W and the President’s Office, hosts an event for the Dec. 6th National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day was established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada to mark the anniversary of the 14 engineering students at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal who were targeted and murdered in 1989 because they were women.
This year, the vigil was held at Fountain Commons and featured performances by both students and faculty. We thank all the volunteers and attendees who helped us to mark this important day.