The University of Winnipeg



Dec. 6 Day of Remembrance Vigil

The University of Winnipeg and the UWSA invite Students, faculty and staff to attend the:

December 6 Day of Remembrance Vigil
Thursday, December 6, 2007
12:30 p.m.
InfoBooth foyer (1st Floor, Centennial Hall)

All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were shot and killed at l’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal solely for being women studying in a non-traditional field. Since that time, Dec. 6 has been observed as a national day of remembrance that serves to remind us of the violence and discrimination that women continue to face in their lives and to consider ways that we can work to eliminate violence against women in society.

This year the 18th anniversary of this tragic event and it is as important as ever that we ensure that the lives of these young women are not forgotten and that all women have a safe environment in which to study, work and live.

The University of Winnipeg Senate recognized Dec. 6 as a Day of Remembrance in 2003 by declaring that “there be academic amnesty for assignments, papers, participation marks, and attendance marks for that date; that no tests or exams be held after 3:30 p.m. on that date; and that classes operate on a normal schedule for that date.”

To mark Dec. 6, the UWSA Womyn’s Centre has also organized a display of breast casts, which are painted to include information about violence against women. These can be found on the main floor of Centennial Hall.

For more information about Dec. 6 or commemorative activities on campus, please contact the UWSA Womyn’s Centre at: or call 786.9788.