30 Years Later


December 6, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the murders of fourteen women, almost all of whom were engineering students, at École Polytechnique de Montréal. To commemorate this tragic event and to promote the outstanding work of female engineers across Canada, Engineering Deans Canada (EDC) invited each of the Canadian engineering schools that offered an accredited engineering program in 1989 to put forward the story of an engineering alumna who graduated within three years of the massacre (1986-1992), and whose career exemplifies the value that women bring to the engineering profession and to society.

By focusing on these stories, we may reflect on the loss of these young lives, while simultaneously putting a spotlight on the potential that was realized. The 30 women profiled here were deeply touched by the event, but persevered to advance their life's work and to positively impact the lives and communities around them.

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