Polytechnique Montréal: an honorary doctorate awarded to Nathalie Provost

Activist engaged in the fight for gun control and survivor of the 1989 Polytechnique massacre, Nathalie Provost, will receive an “honoris causa” doctorate from the Montreal school during the convocation which is held Thursday.

Polytechnique Montréal: an honorary doctorate awarded to Nathalie Provost

Activist engaged in the fight for gun control and survivor of the 1989 Polytechnique massacre, Nathalie Provost, will receive an “honoris causa” doctorate from the Montreal school during the convocation which is held Thursday.

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Polytechnique Montréal has decided to give her this honor for her efforts as an “essential spokesperson and committed activist on the issue of gun control in Canada, particularly through the organization PolySeSouvient”.

Committed to the fight against firearms after the 1989 feminicide, Ms. Provost continues to defend the cause and recently welcomed with hope the Trudeau government's proposal to ban the purchase, sale and import of firearms. fist by fall.

A victory for the representative of Polytechnique, while the PolySeSouvient organization has often been critical of the lack of progress on the Ottawa side in this file in the face of armed violence which continues to increase in the Quebec metropolis.

"[Nathalie Provost] also received the Canadian Medal of Bravery in 1994 for her determination during the tragic events and for her ability, in the hours following the tragedy, to send a message of hope to the Polytechnique community and to the people of Quebec", recalled the School about this holder of a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in industrial engineering.

More than 4,500 diplomas will also be awarded during this convocation, which is to be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

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