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December 6, 2013

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Flags at half-mast for the 14 victims of the École Polytechnique massacre

Today, JIBC flags are flying at half-mast, and 14 white roses are on display in the atrium of our New Westminster campus, in memory of the 14 victims from École Polytechnique.

"As professionals whose work is dedicated to building safe, secure and healthy communities, this day has a special poignancy for all the staff, instructors, students and graduates of JIBC," said President Dr. Michel Tarko.

You will never be forgotten . . .

  • Geneviève Bergeron
  • Hélène Colgan
  • Natalie Croteau
  • Barbara Daigneault
  • Anne-Marie Edward
  • Maud Haviernick
  • Barbara Maria Klueznick
  • Maryse Laganière
  • Maryse Leclair
  • Anne-Marie Lemay
  • Michelle Richard
  • Sonia Pelletier
  • Annie Saint-Arnault
  • Annie Turcotte

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.

[Photo: Dennis Yip]

It is estimated that almost 60,000 women experience sexual and physical violence each year in B.C.

JIBC is committed to providing first responders, counsellors, social workers and other frontline justice and public safety professionals, with the knowledge and skills needed to help eliminate violence against women and provide support to victims through its educational programs and applied research.

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