“Have you heard?” “Are you safe?” “But how could that happen?”
It is astonishing how many of my female friends and colleagues remember the moments from Dec. 6, 1989 and our first reactions on hearing that 14 females (almost all engineering students) had been shot at l’École Polytechnique in Montreal.
The vibrant lives of 14 young women, and all the potential they held, were lost 30 years ago during the École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal. Twelve of the 14 who died were engineering students. On Dec. 6 each year, the victims are mourned.
The School of Engineering celebrated its community of alumni and friends at the 10th Annual Honours & Awards Gala, recognizing the excellence they bring to engineering. The celebration took place in the Adams Atrium of the Thornbrough Building and welcomed more than 100 attendees including alumni, friends, family, faculty, students, and industry partners.