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.

2022 December 6 Memorial

Tuesday, December 6 2022

Memorial Event: 12:30-1:30pm | Student Union Building Ballroom (SFU Burnaby) 

Join the in-person memorial to remember and honour the victims of this tragedy. Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson, the new Dean for the Faculty of Science is going to join the memorial and share a reflection about the path to equity in STEM.

In the event that classes are canceled due to inclement weather, the memorial will be held virtually. Please register through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link.

Memorial Displays

  • Burnaby Campus (Memorial bench outside the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Convo Mall)
  • Vancouver Campus (Harbour Centre Lobby)
  • Surrey Campus (SRYC Mezzanine)

Other Ways to Participate in December 6

  • 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 21 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, Room 1100)
  • Follow @sfu.svspo on Instagram or Facebook to learn how you can take action against sexual and gender-based violence