UFV to mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on Dec 5

A message from President Mark Evered:

UFV students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends,

It is with deep sadness that we recall the murder of 14 women on this day 25 years ago at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.

December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. This year, UFV will be marking this day on Friday in order to reach more people on campus.

On Friday, Dec 5 at 12:30 pm, UFV will host a daytime candlelight vigil at the Chilliwack campus at Canada Education Park. The event will be held at the outdoor plaza just outside the Gathering Place on at the east end of Building A (by Givenchy Avenue). The public is invited to attend.

In addition, the UFV Faculty and Staff Association will have information tables set up between 11 am and 1 pm in Alumni Hall in Abbotsford and the atrium in Chilliwack on Fri, Dec 5. There will be videos addressing the issue of violence against women running on a continuous loop.

The safety of women is our responsibility — all of us! On this day, please reflect on that responsibility and commit to continuing to build a safe environment for women here at UFV, in our communities, and in our families.

For more details on the events planned for Friday, Dec 5, please visit the following link:


Dr. Mark Evered