National Day of Remembrance and Action of Violence against Women is held on December 6 each year to commemorate the École Polytechnique Massacre.
Every November 20, the transgender and larger LGBTQIA+ community come together to commemorate those lives lost to anti-transgender violence. Named Transgender Day of Remembrance, this day provides space and time for everyone to remember the violence faced by the transgender community everywhere.
“Should I leave engineering?” “I cannot do these engineering politics anymore!” “This is not what I was expecting engineering to be.” Many women in engineering careers have had these thoughts, once or twice. Sometimes they have these thoughts multiple times in their lives, until they change careers. According to Engineers Canada, the number of newly-licensedContinue reading “Three (3) Tips for Improving Gender Balance in Engineering“
Trans Day of Visibility: Why it Matters, How to Celebrate
As we continue to see time and again, representation matters. TDOR focuses on honouring the memory of trans and gender-non-conforming (GNC) people who have been murdered in the preceding 12 months, through advocacy, collective mourning, and direct action. TDOV is a hopeful day, meant to highlight the happiness and thrival of trans people, to balance the collective mourning that trans communities face every day.