December 2018 

Invitation To Attend Poster Session and Polytechnique Memorial Service

Nearly 30 years ago, on December 6th 1989, fourteen young lives were taken because they were women. The impact of this event initiated a response and December 6th has now been declared as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. As well as commemorating the fourteen women who died at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal, on this day, we also commemorate the missing and murdered indigenous  women and any victims of gender-based violence.


On December 3, students of the “Alternatives” course will be hosting a poster session in the Carrefour (F-wing, 2nd floor) around the theme of “What December 6th Means To Us Today.” Included among the nine posters will be a summary of Vanier’s new Sexual Violence and Prevention Policy. Join students for discussions between 12:00 and 1:30 and watch as they make thematic connections among the different themes they have chosen as related to the fight against gender-based violence. The posters will be on display throughout the week.


Members of the Vanier community are also invited to attend a memorial ceremony-taking place in the Carrefour (F-wing, 2nd floor) on Thursday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m. for an intimate ceremony of spoken word and a moment of silence. Several Vanier students will read their hopes for a future free of gender-based violence.