On December 6, U of T joins communities across Canada in remembering the 14 women killed in a devastating act of misogyny at the engineering school at Montreal’s École Polytechnique in 1989. 

This event is co-hosted by the Anti-Racism and Cultural Diversity Office, the Community Safety Office, the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office at UTM, the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office at UTSC, the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, Hart House, The Division of People Strategy, Equity, & Culture, the Institutional Equity Office, the Sexual and Gender Diversity Office, and the Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre. 


Join us on December 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET in-person, or from 12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. ET via livestream.

All students, staff, faculty, librarians, and alumni are welcome to attend this tri-campus event to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Our program includes:

In-Person Only: Sign-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at 12 p.m. Please arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. to facilitate registration.
Virtual and In-Person: Program begins at 12:30 p.m.

This memorial, led by the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, will honour the lives of women impacted by gender-based violence, and will include a musical performance.



This event will include a keynote presentation from a Toronto-based writer and performer on the rise in transmisogyny and violence against queer and trans women globally. Together, we will co-create a space for healing, and move towards meaningful, intersectional action that prioritizes an end to gender-based violence for all.

Please note: The virtual event will include closed captioning. If you require other accessibility accommodations, let us know via email or by calling 416-659-0982. For those attending in-person, the location of the event will be noted in the registration confirmation. 


Anti-Racism and Culture Diversity Office
Community Safety Office
Equity Diversity Office at UTM
Equity Diversity Office at UTSC
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
Hart House
Institutional Equity Office
Sexual & Gender Diversity Office
Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Centre

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  • Date: Wed, Dec 6, 2023
  • Time & Duration: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (EST) (3h)
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