December 6th marks the anniversary of the murder of 14 women at the l'École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1989. On that day, a man walked into an Engineering class at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal and committed a violent misogynist act. Following this event, Canada established December 6th as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, a day to reflect on and take action against gender-based violence.

2021 December 6 Memorial

Monday December 6 2021

12:30-1:30pm | Convocation Mall (SFU Burnaby) | Memorial and Vigil

11:30am-1:30pm | SRYC Mezzanine (SFU Surrey) | Memorial Table 

Other Ways to Participate in December 6

  • Use the December 6 Zoom background for virtual meetings or classes. 
  • Wear a button to support the elimination of gender-based violence. To get a postcard and button, visit the following locations during business hours between November 22 and December 6: 
    • @ SFU Burnaby: Human Rights Office (AQ Room 3045) or Student Central (MBC 3000)
    • @ SFU Surrey: Registrar & Information Services (SRYC Mezzanine)
    • @SFU Vancouver: Registrar & Information Services (Harbour Centre Concourse)
  • Follow @sfu.svspo on Instagram or Facebook to learn how you can take action against sexual and gender-based violence during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

The 2021 December 6 Memorial is a collaborative effort among SFU Women in Engineering, the SFU Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office, the SFU Human Rights Office, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion SFU (EDI), SFU Academic Women, and the SFSS Women’s Centre.