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14 Not Forgotten Ceremony

December 5, 2022

14 Not Forgotten Ceremony


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December 6, 1989 marks the day an armed man walked into an engineering class at I'école Polytechnique de Montréal and killed 14 women and injured ten more.  This act of violent misogyny led Parliament to designate December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

As the month of December comes closer, we turn our minds to the memory of the 14 women engineering students who lost their lives on a terrible day that does not seem so long ago.

As a Faculty, we honour those women whose lives were abruptly ended, and reaffirm our commitment to end all forms of violence and create supportive, caring communities. Standing in memory is one small thing we can do to show this commitment.

We invited UBC students, staff and faculty to join us on December 5 for our Annual 14 Not Forgotten Ceremony to remember the 14 women who lost their lives and stand against violence towards women.

We also encourage community members to engage with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence (Nov 25 to Dec 10), a campaign which begins with International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and finishes on World Human Rights Day.  

Led by the Engineering Undergraduate Society with support from the APSC EDI.I Office

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Engineering Student Center
2335 Engineering Rd
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z4

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