12.06.2013 09:40 AM

Fourteen reasons

…we should never give up on eliminating violence against women:

• Geneviève Bergeron (born 1968), civil engineering student
• Hélène Colgan (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
• Nathalie Croteau (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
• Barbara Daigneault (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
• Anne-Marie Edward (born 1968), chemical engineering student
• Maud Haviernick (born 1960), materials engineering student
• Maryse Laganière (born 1964), budget clerk in the École Polytechnique’s finance department
• Maryse Leclair (born 1966), materials engineering student
• Anne-Marie Lemay (born 1967), mechanical engineering student
• Sonia Pelletier (born 1961), mechanical engineering student
• Michèle Richard (born 1968), materials engineering student
• Annie St-Arneault (born 1966), mechanical engineering student
• Annie Turcotte (born 1969), materials engineering student
• Barbara Klucznik-Widajewicz (born 1958), nursing student


  1. Mike Tevlin says:

    A nice and simple reminder.


  2. Al in Cranbrook says:

    I understand your sentiment, but…

    Let’s just do everything we can to eliminate all violence.

    Saying that, it’s not about the tools or methods of violence.

    It’s about this emerging mentality that’s all too ready to engage in violence, and do so often without remorse.

    Our society is desensitizing people, especially our youth, to violence.

  3. Jocelyn Laing says:

    I was about to share this on FB, but the accompanying picture is an over-exposed décolletage. What the hell?

    • Warren says:

      Agreed, it’s a problem. “Shareoholic” robotically scans the page from which a link is sent and takes a picture as a graphic. That’s how it got what you saw.

      If you look below, there is a small box to check to remove any graphic.

      My apologies for this. I welcome suggestions from folks about (a) a permanent fix or (b) a replacement for Shareoholic.

  4. Ottawa Civil Servant says:

    What a horrible, mind-numbing waste of humanity. The loss of all of this talent was blindingly hideous, but then to think of the parents and loved ones who had their lives destroyed, as well? Imagine the impact on 14 families.

    And for what? So some self-loathing, abused, mysoginist could end his life in spectacular fashion? Every time I hear his name (the assumed one or his abusive, wife-beating father’s) I feel I need a shower.

    I hate this day every year; I hate its politicization and its hollow speeches; and I especially hate that, really, nobody has seriously addressed it.

  5. Paul says:

    a low point in my fifty years on this earth …words cant describe ..thx for reminder

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