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Ste. Anne de Bellevue

John Abbott names new building after Polytechnique victim Anne-Marie Edward

John Abbott College will name its new science and technologies building after Anne-Marie Edward, a Pierrefonds resident who was one of the 14 young women killed in the 1989 Montreal massacre.

The contemporary glass and steel structure on the Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue CEGEP campus of red-brick heritage buildings will now be called the Anne-Marie Edward Science Building.

Anne-Marie Edward was a John Abbott College student before going onto Montreal’s École Polytechnique to study chemical engineering. She was 21 years old when she and 13 other female students were murdered, Dec. 6, 1989.

No date has yet been set for the official ceremony that will launch the building’s new name, said Debbie Cribb, the CEGEP’s communications officer.

Cribb said the school’s director-general has been in touch with Suzanne Laplante-Edward, Anne-Marie Edward’s mother, about the school’s plan to rename the building but details of the event to rename the building have yet to be finalized.

“We want to make it a celebration … to include the parents,” said Cribb.

The new science building was officially open Oct. 24.

To read Brenda O’Farrell’s blog on this topic, click here.

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