Dec 6, 2022  |  12:30pm - 2:30pm
Equity and wellness event

National Day of Remembrance and Action for Violence Against Women

Inclusive community

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. 

Join us on Dec. 6 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET in-person, or from 12:30 p.m. – 2 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: Welcome Lunch, 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
  • In-Person and Virtual: Welcome, Musical Performance, and Panel, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • In-Person and Virtual: Awards, Memorial, and Closing Reflection, 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • In-Person: Optional Decompression Activity, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m


Meaningful global action to end gender-based violence 

This event will include a panel discussion about what meaningful, global action on gender-based violence can look like, taking into consideration changing legal, social, medical, and economic landscapes and how we can take steps that are intentional, intersectional, and grounded in addressing the root causes of violence. 


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

Register to attend in person (limit 200)

Join the livestream