On December 6, U of T joins communities across Canada in remembering the 14 women killed in a devastating act of misogyny at the engineering school at Montreal’s École Polytechnique in 1989.
All students, staff, faculty, and librarians are welcome to attend a tri-campus event to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
The memorial, led by the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, will honour the lives of women impacted by gender-based violence. It will include a musical performance and a keynote presentation: Care, Healing and Justice: Addressing Transmisogyny and Ending Gender-Based Violence for All.
The keynote presentation, delivered by a Toronto-based writer and performer, will focus on the rise in transmisogyny and violence against queer and trans women globally. Together, we will co-create a space for healing, and move towards meaningful, intersectional action that prioritizes an end to gender-based violence for all.
Participants can attend in person or virtually, via a livestream on Youtube.