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Friday December 4th, 2015

Posted at 11:45am

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Two events will be held this weekend on the UWindsor campus in honour of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

In 1991, the Parliament of Canada created the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in response to the massacre of 14 women — most of whom were engineering students — at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6th, 1989.

At 4pm on Friday, December 4th, in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, room 1101, representatives from the Womyn’s Centre, the engineering faculty and WiE will discuss gender equality in engineering and share personal experiences before screening the film Polytéchnique.

On the national day of remembrance, Sunday December 6th, students will gather at 4pm for a candlelight vigil at the Memorial of Hope on the University of Windsor campus located between Dillon Hall and Essex Hall.

A reception will follow at approximately 4:45pm in Katzman Lounge, located in Vanier Hall. At this reception, speakers will discuss gender equality and reflect on the Polytéchnique shooting.

Both events are free and open to the public.

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