University of Calgary

December 6 National Day of Remembrance

Submitted by tdroden on Fri, 2012-12-07 14:03.

University of Calgary commemorates victims of L’École Polytechnique tragedy

Dec. 5, 2012

December 6 was declared by Canada's Parliament as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women following the murder of 14 women at L'École Polytechnique in Montreal on this day in 1989.

Remembering this horrific event has become the basis of recognizing and supporting action against widespread violence committed against women in our society.

Members of the media are invited to join the University of Calgary in commemorating this day in Canadian history and to take action on the issue of violence against women. This year’s theme is “The Invisible.”

What: National Day of Remembrance memorial
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 from 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Husky Oil Great Hall, The Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

Dru Marshall, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), University of Calgary
Cindy Provost, Aboriginal Liaison Officer, Calgary Police Service
Jennifer Koshan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary
Kenya-Jade Pinto, Students’ Union Vice-President (Academic), University of Calgary

Media contact:
Nanako Furuyama, Coordinator
Women’s Resource Centre
University of Calgary
Phone: 403.220.8551