December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This year will mark the 28th anniversary of the tragic events that took place in 1989 at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
As you know, we are an institution deeply committed to gender equity. As the only Canadian university to help lead the UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 campaign, we have an important role to play in remembering those lives lost at l’Ecole Polytechnique, and in working toward a world free of gender violence.
To commemorate those tragically lost 28 years ago, the University of Waterloo is hosting a special ceremony of remembrance.
Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: Engineering 5, Sedra Student Design Centre
I hope you will consider attending this special ceremony to keep these women, and this cause, present in our hearts and minds.
President and Vice-Chancellor