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Counting down the top 5 engineering news stories of 2019

person reading the newspaper over their facePEO’s regulatory review. A Surrey, BC, condo that failed to meet the building code.

A look back at our work in 2019

an image with shiny lights and the year 20192019 was a pivotal year at Engineers Canada, with significant steps taken towards realizing the goals set out in the

CUSMA updates to elements of NAFTA not to include Chapter 15

On December 10, 2019, Canada, the United States, and Mexico agreed to update certain elements of the new North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Engineers Canada meets with Transport Minister Marc Garneau

an image of a tweetOn Friday, November 29, 2019, Engineers Canada CEO Gerard MacDonald and Manager, Public Affairs, Joey Taylor,

Media coverage of the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre

30 years ago, 14 women were killed in a mass shooting at École Polytechnique. Below is a collection of media coverage and op-eds on the anniversary.

First-year engineering ceremonies at universities instill sense of ethics and professionalism in students

On November 10, 2019, the University of Guelph School of Engineering held its inaugural Gryphon Wing Ceremony.

Daily Media Report recap: November 22-December 5

New research on women and minorities in STEM. An award for Dean Emerita Cristina Amon. The future of solar-powered cars. The ins and outs of roundabouts. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in late November and early December.

Remembering the Montreal Massacre 30 years later

On December 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique in Montreal, QC, when a gunman entered the engineering school and targeted and shot women saying he was “fighting feminism.” Twelve of the women killed were engineering students.

Accountability in accreditation sees significant advances

Engineers Canada’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan identifies accountability in accreditation as a strategic priority (SP2).

New federal cabinet sworn in

The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau unveiled his new, gender-balanced cabinet in Ottawa, ON, on November 20, 2019. The 34-member cabinet includes Marc Garneau, an honorary lifetime member of Engineers Nova Scotia, who remains as Canada’s Minister of Transport.

2019 membership report now available

2019 National Membership Report coverThis week Engineers Canada released its 2019 National Membership Report

Daily Media Report recap: November 7 to 21

Self-regulation in the legal profession. A disciplinary notice for an engineer in BC. New research on girls and boys’ aptitude for math. Introducing high school students to engineering in Regina. These were the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in early November.

The Work of Champions: Engineers Yukon

The 30 by 30 Champions Group, which consists of more than 40 members nationwide, works on strategy and action plans to improve the recruitment, retention, and professional development of women in engineering.

Daily Media Report recap: October 24 to November 11

Accreditation for Memorial University’s engineering programs. An invention from a University of Saskatchewan engineering grad. Federal election results. These were the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in late October and early November.

Engineers Canada publishes new position statements on autonomous vehicles, Indigenous access to engineering

report coverAt its meeting on October 4, 2019, the Engineers Canada Board approved two new National Position Statements on

Daily Media Report recap: October 11 to 24

Canada’s infrastructure report card. Self-regulation in Alberta’s real estate industry. A whistleblower at Alberta’s energy regulator. And a decision from Quebec’s human rights commission. These were the most read stories from the media monitor in mid-October.

Manitoba programs address gap in STEM learning for kids with disabilities

kids working on PCs with teachers“One time a kid simulated a horse and wrote a code to make it gallop,” says Priyanka Tuteja.

Guest Post: Creating a World where Women Participate Fully in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology

By Marg Latham, Chair of the Canadian Center for Women in Science Engineering Trades and Technology (WinSETT)


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