30th Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre
December 6th, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the mass shooting of fourteen women (almost all of whom were women engineering students) at École Polytechnique de Montréal (now Polytechnique Montreal).
The campus community is invited to join UPEI Faculty of Sustainable Design Engineering faculty members, students, staff, women engineers, and others as we mark this event and reflect on inclusion and diversity within engineering and the work that has been done and continues to be needed.
The event will be on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Learning Stairways in the UPEI FSDE building at 5:00 PM. In addition to a few reflections by the Dean, women P.Engs. and current engineering students, a white rose will be laid for each woman who died as their names are read by a FSDE engineering student, and at 6:00 PM (5:00 PM Montreal time), we will shine a beam of light in remembrance.
In addition, Engineering Deans Canada (EDC) and Engineers Canada has created a link www.30yearslater.ca which will go live on December 5 that profiles 30 women who graduated within three years of the Massacre (1986 to 1992) and whose careers exemplify the value that women bring to the engineering profession and the changes that they have brought to the Canadian society.