Memorial of Hope between Dillon and Essex hallsThe Memorial of Hope between Dillon and Essex halls is the site of a vigil Saturday on the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

Memorials to mark anniversary of Montreal Massacre

Observances over three days will commemorate the 1989 Montreal Massacre of 14 women at l’École Polytechnique, most of whom were engineering students.

The Engineering Student Society invites faculty, staff and students to a commemoration Thursday, December 4, at 4 p.m. in room 1101, Centre for Engineering Innovation. Read a message from the Council of Ontario Deans of Engineering and the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering.

On Friday, December 5, at 11 a.m., members of the campus community are invited to observe a minute of silence for the women killed in the Montreal Massacre. The Canadian government has designated December 6 the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in commemoration of the 14 victims gunned down at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989.

The Womyn’s Centre is hosting a memorial and reception on Saturday, December 6. The event will start at 4:30 p.m. with a candlelight vigil at the Memorial of Hope, located between Dillon and Essex halls, followed by a reception in Vanier Hall’s Katzman Lounge at approximately 5:00 p.m. The centre encourages anyone who has purchased a purple scarf from the Shine the Light Campaign to wear them in symbolic awareness of domestic violence and violence against women.

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