On this day, in 1989, 14 young women were murdered in a brutal act of violence at the Polytechnique Montréal. This is why, today, we remember:
To honour these women’s lives and fight all forms of violence and discrimination, we at the Department of Surgery, as part of the larger U of T community which does the same, affirm our commitment to practice and support safety-centered, inclusive policies and procedures.
We want our community members to bring their true selves to work and to receive equal opportunities and support in a safe, fair, and uplifting environment.
In fact, we not only want community members to succeed at work, but to feel appreciated and happy in a supportive system.
Please join us in honouring this day by speaking up against violence of all kinds, and by supporting anyone who identifies as a victim of gender-based violence.