UWindsor Remembers Montreal Massacre Victims

The University of Windsor has remembered the victims of the Montreal Massacre.

On Wednesday a campus vigil was held at the Memorial of Hope Sculptures between Dillon ands Essex halls, for the national day of remembrance and action to end violence against women.

Dozens of people stood in the cold for a brief ceremony and a moment of silence for the 14 female engineering students killed at l'Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal on December 6, 1989.

Fourth year student Melissa Ammonite works at the university's women's centre.

She says it's important to keep the conversation going.

"Violence against women is still going on even today," says Ammonite.  "We're trying to raise awareness for it and we're mostly just trying to raise awareness that women, they want to be in these fields to and they deserve to be there and violence against women needs to end."       


Memorial of Hope monument at University of Windsor (Photo by AM800's Rob Hindi)


 Ammonite says she'll continue to raise awareness.

"I think there needs to be a lot more conversations happening especially on campuses," says Ammonite.  "I know this campus is trying, we have the bystander awareness project that's going on in campus and I think it just needs to be more of these events happening, where people attending, where people starting conversations about violence against women."   

In all though she's pleased with the turn out She is pleased with the strong turnout saying it makes her "feel incredibly grateful."