Heidi Rathjen, a former Ecole polytechnique student and witness to the massacre, said it is still important to remember what happened 28 years ago.
On December 6, 1989, one man opened fire and killed 14 young women just because they were women in what has come to be known in Canada as the "Montreal Massacre".
"Hearing about the frightful tragedy that happened here was a real eye-opener for me, recognizing that even relatively recently there was a lot of violence towards women who wanted to pursue male-dominated fields", she said after the ceremony.
The first female civil engineer to graduate from Polytechnique, Michele Thibodeau-Deguire, is chair of the board of directors of Polytechnique.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, who attended Thursday's ceremony, said the tragedy had a "profound impact" on her teenage years.
Between 5pm and 10pm, fourteen beams of light will illuminate the skies above Mount Royal, commemorating the women who were killed.
Lubaina Himid wins Turner art prize
Not only does it provide a cash bonus, the award also tends to significantly boost the public profile of its winners. She planned to go to law school but she did terribly on the LSAT, so she got a master's in art history instead.
Trump and Tillerson brush off reports of shuffle
On another matter, Tillerson was asked about persistent reports that the White House is seeking his ouster. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson dismisses reports that the White House is trying to get rid of him.
"It's pertinent to talk about it with regard to gun control", said Rathjen, who helped start a group that lobbies for tighter firearm regulations.
Janice Kennedy was talking about the three women murdered in this province alone in the past year as she addressed people in attendance at the Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville.
In a statement, the prime minister said the "senseless and hateful act of violence" was a "devastating reminder of what can happen when hatred and misogyny prevail".
"I think it's an award that stems from a terrible tragedy, and I think this is an excellent way to try to turn that around years later and make something positive of the fact that women are now recognized as making important contributions in engineering", she said.
"Today is a day to reflect on the reality that violence against women and girls remains pervasive in our society".
Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc increased Oracle Corp (NYSE:ORCL) stake by 142,089 shares to 210,820 valued at $10.57 million in 2017Q2. Conduent Incorporated (NYSE:CNDT) shares were trading higher by 0.27 percent ($0.04) at $15.09 a piece in Tuesday's session.
West Creek Academy is closed for the remainder of the day and Trinity Classical Academy in Valencia is now evacuating students. Schools in the Simi Valley Unified School District was closed Wednesday, the Simi Valley Police Department said .
Then again, they charge you for a shitty pair of headphones so who knows how much they would charge you for a good old diaper. The plane had to go to a cargo area because there were no gates available for the plane, the New York Daily News reported .
While the details of Goodell's new contract remain unknown, consider Jones, the 28-year Cowboys owner, not in Goodell's corner. He later said he would not take the matter to court but told USA TODAY Sports' Jarrett Bell he wanted "accountability".
A USA sign language interpreter has left deaf audiences stumped after delivering gibberish during a police press conference. He later said he is schizophrenic and had seen angels descending in the stadium where the event took place.
In times of economic uncertainty, parents take care of what's most important first - a place to live, food, and warmth. The program reaches 792 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Valdez's campaign said she will "officially notify" Dallas County commissioners of her decision to run for governor this morning. Andrew White, son of the late Democratic governor Mark White, is also expected to announce his candidacy in the coming days.
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Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, known to the entire world as the "Thunderbirds", is the Air Force's Ambassadors in Blue. Advance ticket and exhibitor information will be available mid December on the Wings over Myrtle Beach website .
VW senior manager gets 7 years in USA prison
VW's emissions-cheating scandal has cost the company almost $22 billion in criminal and civil penalties in the U.S. alone so far. Why he made a decision to risk arrest by going to the United States, the Times aptly put it, "remains a mystery".
Army unveils spectacular uniforms for Army-Navy game
Navy game is one of the sport's greatest traditions, conjuring images of cadets in uniform and hard-nosed December football. For instance, the jersey's gold numbers are fashioned after the font used on the M29C snowmobiles nicknamed the "Weasel".
International Space Station Crew Makes Pizza In Orbit
London, New York and California alongside fantastic natural landscapes across our Earth are seen from 250 miles above in Space . The astronauts had foundations for pizza , tomato sauce, cheese, salami, olives, olive oil, anchovy paste, and pesto.
Call of Duty WWII will warm you up with a Winter Siege
The cold of the winter begs for specially-created weapons, with variants available only during the Winter Siege event. Players will also receive a free Winter Siege Supply Drop for logging in to play each week of the Winter Siege event.
Trump eyes private spy network to fight 'deep state'
However, the Central Intelligence Agency said The Intercept had been fed "inaccurate information by people peddling an agenda". The fact that his sister is Betsy DeVos, Trump's Secretary of Education, gives him access to Trump to pitch this idea.
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