Join us for a vigil to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, December 6 marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at the engineering school, l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. The women, many of them young engineering students, were killed by a man who claimed feminism was ruining his life.
Speakers at the vigil include:
- Mary Wells, Waterloo Engineering’s associate dean of outreach
- Diana Parry, professor in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, and special advisor to the president on women's and gender issues.
- Catherine Fife, MPP for Kitchener-Waterloo
- Daiene Vernile, MPP for Kitchener Centre
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