National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

December 6, 2019

 

Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.

30 years ago,14 women were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence.

 

They were:
Geneviève Bergeron (1968–1989), civil engineering student
Hélène Colgan (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student
Nathalie Croteau (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student
Barbara Daigneault (1967–1989), mechanical engineering student
Anne-Marie Edward (1968–1989), chemical engineering student
Maud Haviernick (1960–1989), materials engineering student
Maryse Laganière (1964–1989), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique's finance department
Maryse Leclair (1966–1989), materials engineering student
Anne-Marie Lemay (1967–1989), mechanical engineering student
Sonia Pelletier (1961–1989), mechanical engineering student
Michèle Richard (1968–1989), materials engineering student
Annie St-Arneault (1966–1989), mechanical engineering student
Annie Turcotte (1969–1989), materials engineering student
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (1958–1989), nursing student

 

"We all have a role to play in creating a culture of respect and taking meaningful action to ensure that tragedies like l'École Polytechnique de Montréal never happen again."

 

May they rest in peace.

 

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