On Wednesday, December 6, Carleton will observe Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day.
Created by Parliament in 1991, this official day of remembrance honours the memory of fourteen women murdered at l’École Polytechnique on that date in 1989 – most of whom were studying to become engineers.
To mark their memory, Carleton University Women in Science and Engineering (CU-WISE) will host a memorial event in the Minto Lobby beginning at 4:00 pm.
Carleton University and the Faculty of Engineering and Design are committed towards ensuring women and girls of all ages are provided with the opportunity to pursue interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Through dedicated initiatives and specialized youth programming designed to introduce girls and young women to the wonders and benefits of STEM education, Carleton looks to expand the number of women in STEM roles throughout industry.