The UWaterloo 16 Days planning committee
acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory
of the Attawandaron (Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and
Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of
Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract,
the land promised to the Six Nations that includes
ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.
The Department of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies (SMF) is committed to education and activism that promotes meaningful and respectful relationships. In recognition of the many forms that violence takes, we have created an exhibit that moves us towards violence-free relationships.
Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People has become an annual installation since 2016 for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence at the University of Waterloo.
The Red Scarf Project is an awareness-raising and stigma-busting initiative in support of people living with HIV in Waterloo Region.
December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This year will mark the 30th anniversary of the tragic events that took place in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
December 6th 1989. It's been 30 years since fourteen young women were killed at l'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. Since then, we've recognized December 6th as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.