On December 6, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
We commemorate the memories of the 14 women killed in the Montreal École Polytechnique shooting 34 years ago:
Geneviève Bergeron, Hélène Colgan, Nathalie Croteau, Barbara Daigneault, Anne-Marie Edward, Maud Haviernick, Maryse Laganière, Maryse Leclair, Anne-Marie Lemay, Sonia Pelletier, Michèle Richard, Annie St-Arneault, Annie Turcotte and Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz.
Gender-based violence remains a threat in universities and colleges as evidenced by the recent hate-motivated stabbing at the University of Waterloo. CAUT joins with the Canadian Labour Congress in calling for the federal government to implement ILO Convention 190 on the elimination of violence and harassment in the workplace.
On this day, CAUT recommits to fighting hatred, misogyny, and violence.