Saskatchewan engineers mark Montreal massacre
Saturday is 25th anniversary of École Polytechnique killings
Saskatchewan engineers are honouring the 14 female engineering students murdered at École Polytechnique in Montreal 25 years ago.
The association representing professional engineers in the province is organizing two services today at the University of Regina.
They will mark the 25th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, which occurred on December 6, 1989.
Margaret Anne Hodges, president-elect of the provincial association, called it a difficult anniversary for everyone in the engineering profession.
"Engineers are dedicated to promoting diversity," she said.
"The events of December 6, 1989, are a brutal reminder that educated, professional women remain vulnerable in our society," Hodges added.
She said the killer, Marc Lépine's actions backfired on him.
"Far from discouraging women to enter engineering, the anger over his actions spawned many scholarships and a host of other strong initiatives to attract women to the science professions," she said.
There is a noon service at the Centre for Kinesiology's Hall of Fame.
There is an evening service, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST, at the University of Regina's Research and Innovation Centre Atrium.