Postsecondary institutions hold vigils, events to mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women


Postsecondary institutions across Canada are holding vigils and events to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, which falls on the anniversary of a 1989 shooting targeting female engineering students at École Polytechnique in Montréal. Polytechnique Montréal has shared resources, created a special webpage commemorating the day, and launched the Week of the White Rose to cultivate the next generation of women in engineering. On other campuses, engineering teams and student groups will be handing out white ribbons or placing white roses in recognition of the day. Institutions such as Memorial University, Vancouver Island University, and the University of Alberta are holding vigils to acknowledge the women who lost their lives. Other special events such as memorial walks and fire and tobacco offerings are being held on the campuses of institutions such as McMaster University and VIU.

Polytechnique Montreal | VOCM (Memorial) | McMaster | UAlberta | VIU