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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 11:00

14 Not Forgotten Memorial

The Engineering Undergraduate Society is holding a 14 Not Forgotten Memorial Ceremony at 11:00AM on Wednesday, November 30th, in recognition of the 14 women killed at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989.

On December 6, 1989, an armed man walked into an engineering class at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal. After forcing the men to leave, he stated that he hated feminists and began to shoot the women in the class. By the end of the shooting, he had killed 14 women and injured ten more.

In response to this tragedy, Canada established December 6 as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. This day serves as a reminder of the gender-based violence against women in Canada and around the world that persists today.


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