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Dec. 5, 2017
For Immediate Release

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Waterloo – On Dec. 6, 1989, student Marc Lepine murdered 14 women and injured 10 others at École Polytechnique in Montreal. Canada now marks the sombre anniversary as the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, informally known as White Ribbon Day. Wilfrid Laurier University has experts who can speak to the topic.

Eliana Barrios Suarez is an associate professor of social work who both researches and practices as a social worker in the area of violence against women. Much of her research focuses on gendered violence in the global South, particularly Peru. Contact:

Andrew Welsh is an associate professor of criminology who is an expert on the constructions of crime and justice in the media and popular culture, including how the media covers violence and gender issues and how the media may implicitly promote hostile or misogynistic values. Contact: or 519.756.8228 x5847.

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Media Contacts:

Kevin Crowley, Director

Communications and Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070


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