Vigilant against violence
December 7, 2015
The Queen’s community marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women with a pair of ceremonies.
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Engineering Society held their annual vigil at the Integrated Learning Centre on Friday while another event, organized by a number of community partners such as HIV/AIDS Regional Services, Sexual Assault Centre Kingston and Kingston Anti-Violence Advisory Council, with support from Queen's Pride, Levana Gender Advocacy Centre, and Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre, was held Sunday at Sydenham Street United Church.
Through the memorials, the Queen’s community remembered the 14 women –12 engineering students, a nurse, and a faculty member – who were killed in 1989 at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal.
Three years after the attack, Dec. 6 was declared Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.