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.
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.
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.
On November 10, 2019, the University of Guelph School of Engineering held its inaugural Gryphon Wing Ceremony.
Engineers Canada’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan identifies accountability in accreditation as a strategic priority (SP2).
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.
This week Engineers Canada released its 2019 National Membership Report
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 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.
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.
By Marg Latham, Chair of the Canadian Center for Women in Science Engineering Trades and Technology (WinSETT)
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.
On October 10 to 12, 2019, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society’s National Conference was held i
“One time a kid simulated a horse and wrote a code to make it gallop,” says Priyanka Tuteja.
Engineers Canada would like to congratulate the 25 professional engineers who ran in the 2019 federal election.
On September 24, 2019, Engineers and Geoscientists BC launched a new webinar/workshop entitled “The value of Indigenous engagement on engineering and geoscience projects.” The hybrid event was the first of its kind in Canada and grows out of the broader work that the regulator is doing to address
The Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo is stepping down. Controversy at MIT over donations from Jeffrey Epstein and what it says about making the STEM fields more welcoming for women. Climate change efforts.
Across Canada, over 20 engineers are running in this fall’s federal election.
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