Saturday, April 24, 2010

SFU Memorial

Yes, SFU has its own Ecole Polytechnique memorial.

It is a fairly recent installation, unveiled on Dec 4, 2009, which makes it less than six months old. The memorial itself was suggested by SFU's Women in Engineering organization.

An article about the memorial on the SFU website explains its history:

“The bench, created by Victoria artist Illarion Gallant, is made of basalt rock from the Squamish area. It bears the following inscription:

'On the 6th of December 1989, 14 women were killed at École Polytechnique de Montreal. They were mainly engineering students. Our community mourns their loss and honours them with this memorial.'”

The memorial is just outside the Applied Sciences building, with a path leading up to the central bus loop.

The article can be found at

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