(Closed) Let’s Remember: The Montreal Massacre

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Thanks for posting this!

I think it is important to remember! I am not in engineering but I am a woman going into a male dominant field!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Thanks for posting. I have been to ceremonies/memorials every year to mark this event but now that I am not in school I am not sure what to do. I think just reflecting on this horrific event is a good start.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

To clarify, they held ceremonies at my school every year 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

There is a memorial for this in the park by my house.  Aren’t they making a movie about the massacre?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

You know, for all the women-in-engineering stuff I was around,  I’ve never heard of this.  

Even after our shootings, I don’t think it was ever mentioned, and they loved to bring up other shootings after ours.  You would think that at a school known for engineering…

Maybe because it happened in Canada?  But even still, I would have expected to have heard *something* :/  

Now I’m really bothered that I’ve never heard about this.  

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m really surprised that people in the US haven’t heard about this… this was one of the worst shootings in Canadian history. It’s such a sad, sad story.

Perhaps it didn’t make news because the worst shooting in Canada doesn’t even compare to some of the major shootings in the US. Even in the last 2 weeks four police officers were shot dead in a coffee shop in Seattle, WA.  You know what was being reported on CNN at the time? Tiger Wood’s accident & marital problems. I was beyond annoyed at that!

My heart goes out to all the families that have been hurt by gun violence.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Wow, thank you for posting this. I am in an engineering program with school and had no idea about this. I always notice how I am only one of three girls in our entire program at the school, but I just took for granted how lucky I was to have the opportunity to go into this field.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

… I had NO idea this happened. None at all. And that is so completely heart breaking. One of my BEST friends in the whole world is an engineer, and she’s working on some pretty important enviroment research that could do a whole lot of good. Oh man, my heart just breaks.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I’m more bothered knowing that for my major, I know I’m in the wrong class if I see more than 5 girls.  Two is expected, between there and 5 is “oh crap, there are a lot of girls in this class”.  My freshman year, I lived on a hall of about 50?; we were in a women-in-engineering theme program.

It’s so easy to be known as “the girl”, perhaps with some odd modifier, it would be super-easy to walk into some of my classes and pick us/me out.  

Okay, I’m gonna stop thinking about shootings and classes.  

I’m already frustrated that my school keeps trying to deny that it screwed up, and 2.5 years after the fact, it’s still making the front page of the paper and AP…  Bah. :/

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