On Dec. 6, 1989, Canadians were brutally reminded of ongoing violence against women when a student gunman walked into Montreal's L'Ecole Polytechnique and shot and killed 14 women because they were female.
In 1991, the Canadian government named Dec. 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women to commemorate this event, as well as to recognize women and girls everywhere who continue to be victims of violence. The day also provides an opportunity for individuals to reflect upon what they can to do end violence against women.
Each year, the University of Calgary joins other post-secondary institutions across the country to remember this tragic event with a ceremony.
This year's ceremony to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre will take place in the Nickel Arts Museum Tue., Dec. 6.
All members of the campus community are invited to attend.