National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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Friday, Dec 4, 2020 at 10:30 AM EST 
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Event Details

Canada changed forever on December 6, 1989 when 14 young women were murdered in a gender-based act of violence at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
This year we will come together as a community, virtually, and honour the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. This day is not only an opportunity to reflect and honour the lost lives of 14 young women, but to also consider and take action against violence that people who identify as women in our communities face to this day.
The University of Waterloo, in partnership with the Canadian Federation of University Women Kitchener-Waterloo, is hosting a special ceremony of remembrance. 

In partnership with


Feridun Hamdullahpur
University of Waterloo
President and Vice-Chancellor
Sara Casselman
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo
Executive Director
Jean Becker
University of Waterloo
Associate Vice-President, Indigenous Relations
Mary Wells
University of Waterloo
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Hon. Bardish Chagger
Government of Canada
Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth
Anita Davis
Catherine Fife
Waterloo Region


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Instructions will be sent out via email after registration.



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