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Queen’s community gathers for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Students, faculty and staff join in-person ceremony to remember the 14 victims of the mass shooting that took place on Dec. 6, 1989.

  • Queen's community members gather for an in-person ceremony marking National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
    Queen's community members gather for an in-person ceremony marking National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
  • Kevin Deluzio, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, speaks during Tuesday's event at Beamish-Munro Hall.
    Kevin Deluzio, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science speaks during Tuesday's event at Beamish-Munro Hall.
  • Each of the 14 victims of the mass shooting that took place on Dec. 6, 1989 were recognized during the special ceremony organized by the Engineering Society.
    Each of the 14 victims of the mass shooting that took place on Dec. 6, 1989 were recognized during the special ceremony organized by the Engineering Society.
  • The permanent Dec. 6 memorial in Beamish-Munro Hall was designed by Queen's alumna Haley Adams (Sc'21), and unveiled in 2020.
    The permanent Dec. 6 memorial in Beamish-Munro Hall was designed by Queen's alumna Haley Adams (Sc'21), and unveiled in 2020.

The Queen’s community took time on Tuesday to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

In the annual event, hosted by the Engineering Society and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, 14 women, representing engineering students, staff, and faculty, held red roses, lit white candles and read a brief outline of each of the victims who were killed on Dec. 6, 1989 at Montreal’s l’École Polytechnique.

Those gathered crowd also heard from Kevin Deluzio, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, and other speakers.

This year’s event was also the first opportunity for many Queen’s community members to observe the day in the presence of the permanent Dec. 6 memorial in Beamish-Munro Hall. The memorial was designed by Queen’s alumna Haley Adams (Sc’21), and was unveiled in 2020.