UNB’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Each year, in honour of the 14 women whose lives were lost at the École Polytechnique, the UNB community hosts memorial events on both campuses to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This year’s Fredericton ceremony will take place on Friday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m. in Dineen Auditorium, Head Hall.

While it has been 30 years since this senseless act of violence was committed, the tragedy and its victims will forever remain in our memories. Many of the women who died were engineering students whose lives were taken in an act of gender-based violence.

The ceremony will honour the memories of the women whose lives were taken and will allow us to reflect on gender-based violence and gender disparity in STEM fields. Hosted by the Engineering Undergraduate Society, speakers Silke Brabander, associate director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, Katy Haralampides, UNB civil engineering professor, Andie Marks, program facilitator at Sexual Violence NB, and MP Jenica Atwin, will offer remarks.

I encourage everyone to attend this memorial service.

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