We Won’t Forget: National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On December 6, 1989 14 women in Montreal were murdered by a man with a gun at the École Polytechnique de Montreal.

These murders occured based solely on gender and the fact that these women were students and staff at a technology school is significant for us at the Edmonton Digital Arts College. Awareness of gender bias in technology careers is something we work with our students to be aware of and to promote gender equality. Building safe work environments is everyone’s responsibility. Sadly, this is still something that must be addressed as it is less common that we would like.

We remember:

Geneviève Bergeron, 21, Civil Engineering Student
Hélène Colgon, 23, Mechanical Engineering Student
Nathalie Croteau, 23, Mechanical Engineering Student
Barbara Daigneault, 23, Mechanical Engineering Student
Anne-Marie Edward, 21, Chemical Engineering Student
Maud Haviernick, 29, Environmental Design Student
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz, 31, Nursing Student
Maryse Laganière, 25, Polytechnique Montréal Employee
Maryse Leclair, 23, Mechanical Engineering Student
Anne-Marie Lemay, 27, Mechanical Engineering Student
Sonia Pelletier, 28, Mechanical Engineering Student
Michèle Richard, 21, Mechanical Engineering Student
Annie St-Arneault, 23, Mechanical Engineering Student
Annie Turcotte, 21, Materials Engineering Student

2018-12-06T10:53:39-07:00 Community, EDAC life|


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