December 6 Memorial

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On December 6 each year, we acknowledge the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

On this day in 1989, 14 women were killed at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal for being in an engineering school. 

The York Federation of Students, with the support of York University's President, initiated a 14-panelled mural of remembrance, as well as to represent resistance, empowerment and resilience to gender-based violence in all its forms.

These paintings are permanently displayed on the second floor of the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence. 

In 2016, during the seven days leading up to December 6, students, staff and faculty introduced the paintings with a short piece of writing.

Watch Marisa Sterling, Assistant Dean, Inclusivity and Diversity, introduce the paintings here.

Please join us for a memorial ceremony on Friday, December 1, 2017 from noon-1pm in the first floor café of the Bergeron Centre. 

More information can be found here.

For more information about the memorial painting project, please click here.

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