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.
Read about campus activities to commemorate December 6, 2016:
- Engineering students construct monument to mark National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women
- Student awards announced for gender-based violence research and prevention
U of T Campus Commemorations in 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
Noon to 1 p.m.
The Meeting Place
U of T is an LGBTQ positive space and is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2017), Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers (2017), and Canada’s Top Employers for Canadians over 40 (2017).
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