On December 6th, 2009
we remember the fourteen women
whose lives were tragically taken from them
20 years ago at l'Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.


In Remembrance of...

Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student
Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student
Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student
Maryse Laganière (born 1964), clerk in the École Polytechnique's finance department
Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student
Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student
Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student
Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student
Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student


~They Shall Never be Forgotten~



On December 6, 1989 a gunman confronted 60 engineering students during their class at l'École Polytechnique in Montreal.
He separated the men from the women and told the men to leave the classroom, threatening them with a .22-calibre rifle.
Then he started a methodical shooting of the female students, whom he called "une gang de féministes", in execution style.
The shooting spread to three floors and several classrooms. He shot 16 women, killing 14 and then himself.

More about the Polytechnique massacre can be found here.
The CBC documents and interviews with the survivor Nathalie Provost can be found here.


In memory of the Montreal Massacre victims the USSU Women's Centre is holding the following events:


Film Showing "Polytechnique":
on Thursday December 3rd, 7:00pm in Arts 241.

Vigil and Call to Action:
on Sunday December 6th, 2:00-4:00pm at St. Thomas Moore Cafeteria
Candle lighting ceremony for the fourteen victims of the Montreal Massacre with pesentations and tables from local organizations detailing their efforts to eradicate violence against women.

Exhibition:
The USSU Women's Centre has organized an exhibition presenting biographies of the fourteen women, images, and news articles.
Exhibition will be on display from November 30th to December 6th on the main floor of the University of Saskatchewan Library, Murray Building.
Viewing within library hours.