December 6: National Day of Remembrance
& Action on Violence Against Women


Women's shoes displayed to represent missing Aboriginal women

Canada’s Parliament declared December 6th the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women, following the murder of 14 female engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989.

On this day, the University of Toronto (U of T) commemorates the many ways in which all women experience gender-based violence — from missing and murdered Indigenous women, transgender women, and the broad spectrum of women from vulnerable populations.

Flags on all campuses will be lowered to half-mast.

Take the Pledge to #EndViolence

Read about campus activities to commemorate December 6, 2016:


U of T Campus Commemorations in 2016


Thursday, December 1, 2016

University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
Noon to 1 p.m.
The Meeting Place

December 6, 2016: U of T St. George Commemoration, the Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto. 11:45 a.m.: Lunch and discussion. 1:45 p.m.: Dedication ceremony


At UTSC, 2015, pairs of women’s shoes were displayed as a representation of over 1,000 missing and murdered Aboriginal women / Photo credit: Ken Jones