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University to mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, December 6

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 2014

On Tuesday, December 6, Canada will remember the 14 women who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on that day in 1989 in an act of gender-based violence.

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) will hold a short ceremony to recognize the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Organized by the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, the event will take place at 9:30 a.m. in the ACE Atrium (which connects to the OPG Engineering Building).

The ceremony will remember and honour the women who lost their lives that day, and provide an opportunity for the campus community to share stories and reflect on the violence that remains a daily reality for girls and women around the world.

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"Thinking about the Montreal Massacre always leaves me both sad and hopeful. I am sad that such terrible events could have happened, yet hopeful that with each new generation we can come closer and closer to a society where values are built upon kindness, respect and tolerance, with persecution and hate becoming obsolete–a strange concept to read about in history books–a thing of the past with a better future.” 
-Dr. Ruth Milman, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

For more information, please contact:
Brittany McFarlane
Program Assistant, Women in Engineering
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
905.721.8668 ext. 3646
brittany.mcfarlane@uoit.ca

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