Remembering the victims of École Polytechnique

Image by Shannon Yue Gao.

On December 6th, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique in Montreal. These women, most of whom were engineering students, lost their lives in a violent act of misogyny.

Nous nous souvenons. We remember:

  • Geneviève Bergeron
  • Hélène Colgan
  • Nathalie Croteau
  • Barbara Daigneault
  • Anne-Marie Edward
  • Maud Haviernick
  • Maryse Laganière
  • Maryse Leclair
  • Anne-Marie Lemay
  • Sonia Pelletier
  • Michèle Richard
  • Annie St-Arneault
  • Annie Turcotte
  • Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz

In their honour, and in an effort to provide opportunities for women in Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering has established the 1989 Polytechnique Memorial Scholarships thanks to the generous support of McGill alumnus, Ian Van Cortlandt McLachlin. We will also continue our commitment to combating gender-based violence and creating an environment of inclusion through initiatives and student groups such as Women in Engineering, Engineering Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Advancement (E-IDEA), and Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering (POWE).

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