EngSoc memorial to headline a day of events for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Posted on December 01, 2020

Queen’s Engineering is participating in three events on Thursday, December 3 that will honour the victims of the 1989 Montreal Massacre and provide a look forward to the future for women in engineering.

The Queen’s Engineering Society will host a memorial event on YouTube Live that will feature remarks from Principal Patrick Deane, Faculty of Engineering Dean Kevin Deluzio, Chair for Women in Engineering Heidi Ploeg, as well as a student-led tribute to each of the fourteen victims.

Haley Adams at the White Rose wall in Beamish-Munro Hall

The event will also spotlight the new art installation in the atrium at Beamish-Munro Hall commissioned by EngSoc and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The artist Haley Adams, a fourth year Civil Engineering student, is photographed here with her winning design. See below for a detailed look at the new installation.

In the midday, Queen’s Engineering will host a panel of alumni and students who’ll discuss the important role women play in STEM-related industries. Nicole Ooi (Sc'21) and Kate Pendreigh (Sc'22) of WiSE: Women in Science and Engineering will facilitate the conversation with Erum Afsar (Sc'95), Erica Lee Garcia (Sc'00), Rebecca White (Sc'01), and Theresa Redburn (Sc'85). Registration is required for this event.

And in the morning Queen’s Engineering will share the live broadcast also on YouTube from Polytechnique Montréal, which will feature remarks from Mme. Nathalie Provost, a survivor of the December 6, 1989 shooting, and Dr. Mona Nemer, the chief science advisor for the Government of Canada.