Students, faculty and staff at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Trades and Technology campus in Cloverdale held a remembrance vigil last Friday in the atrium to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the École Polytechnique murders.
On Dec. 6, 1989, a mass murder took place at the Montreal post-secondary school when 14 women were killed.
The gunman shot them before turning the gun on himself. Kwantlen’s memorial aimed to bring awareness to violence against women while honouring the lives of those lost a quarter of a century ago.
Elle Jones, a student in the Public Safety Communications program, read the remarks and names of the 14 women. Students lit candles for each of the slain women.