Each year on December 6, I remember the École Polytechnique massacre. At the time, I was a student at the University of Ottawa studying computer science (which was in the Faculty of Engineering). I was one of 4 or 5 girls in my entire class. We didn’t have cohorts, so I don’t remember the overall size of the class, but it was not uncommon for me to be one of two or three girls in each of my classes.
It is hard to believe that it was 25 years ago today, that a misogynistic young man decided to single out the women studying engineering at École Polytechnique in Montreal Quebec, separating the males and females in the class, and shooting the women. So, today I remember, cause that is about all I can do about it.