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Daily Media Report recap: February 12-25, 2021

February 25, 2021

An investigation into drinking water on First Nations reserves. Senior Queen’s researchers guide younger faculty in career development program. Engineers and Geoscientists BC named a top employer in the province. These were the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in mid- to late-February…

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Equity, diversity, and inclusion

National Engineering Month kicks off with a spotlight on interdisciplinary professions

February 25, 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021, kicks off the start of Canada’s largest celebration of engineering. National Engineering Month not only offers children and youth the chance to explore the world of engineering with online engineering activities and events, but it is also a chance for the engineering communit…

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Technological trends

Public safety in the ‘Internet of Things’ era

February 25, 2021

In an increasingly digital world, products and devices are evermore interconnected. Doorbells, watches, light bulbs, thermostats, TVs, speakers, appliances, security systems, and vehicles– objects that once performed a simple task are now embedded with transmitters and receivers, and “talk” to each…

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GACIP Summit+ proceedings available

February 23, 2021

Earlier in December, over 90 participants from 30 higher education institutions took part in the 2020 GACIP Summit Plus. Because COVID-19 public health measures prevented an in-person event, the summit shifted from a regional meeting to a national event. This year’s summit addressed GACIP concepts …

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New CEAB statement on COVID-19

February 23, 2021

On February 18, the CEAB released a new statement on COVID-19. Building on the statements previously made by the CEAB with regards to COVID-19, and in light of our better understanding of what the short-, medium- and long-term implications the global pandemic will have on CEAB accreditation, this u…

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The 2021/2022 visit cycle to be conducted virtually

February 23, 2021

In light of the ever-changing nature of public health restrictions across the country, the CEAB decided at its February 6 meeting that the 2021/2022 accreditation cycle would occur virtually. The CEAB is confident that virtual accreditation visits maintain the same level of rigour as those conducte…

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Highlights from the February CEAB meeting

February 23, 2021

The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) held their 169th meeting on February 6. Highlights from the meeting include: A decision that all 2021/2022 accreditation visits will be conducted virtually. The ongoing pandemic restrictions on travel, physical gatherings, and on-campus activities…

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Climate change and the environment

House Finance Committee includes Engineers Canada recommendations in pre-budget consultation

February 17, 2021

The House Finance committee (FINA) tabled its pre-budget consultation report on February 16, including recommendations from Engineers Canada’s pre-budget submission.

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Equity, diversity, and inclusion

New report finds a lack of Indigenous representation in engineering occupations

February 11, 2021

A new report commissioned by Engineers Canada and completed by Big River Analytics has found that Indigenous people are underrepresented in engineering occupations relative to Indigenous representation in the total population and in the labour force. Considering only those individuals in their main…

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Regulation

How the CEQB and CEAB have made the shift to virtual volunteering

February 11, 2021

For nearly a year, the world has been coming to understand what it means to work from home. A veritable avalanche of resources has been produced in the past 11 months, but only a small proportion have explored what it means to volunteer from home. When the Canadian Engineering Qualifications Board …

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Pagination