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.

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