University of Toronto staff, students and faculty lay 14 roses in Hart House Circle on the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. There was one rose for each victim of the shooting, the worst in Canadian history. (photo by Laura Pederson)
Canada’s Parliament declared December 6th the National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women, following the murder of 14 female engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the massacre.
On this day, the University of Toronto commemorates the many ways in which all women experience gender-based violence — from missing and murdered Indigenous women, transgender women, and the broad spectrum of women from vulnerable populations.
Flags on all campuses will be lowered to half-mast.
2019 Commemorations: St. George Campus National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women Friday, December 6, 2019 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The Great Hall, Hart House 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto This…