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Daily Media Report recap: August 14 to August 27, 2020


Mount Polley research. Letters to young engineers. The pandemic’s effect on working mothers. Bridging the gap between Indigenous people and energy projects. And an Instagram account that is uniting the voices of BIPOC engineering students. These were the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in mid-August.

Mount Polley: New research from a UNBC researcher suggests that contaminates from the Mount Polley mine disaster continue to affect Quesnel Lake.

Letters to young engineers: Three engineers from the University of Waterloo engineering community contributed to Letters to a Young Engineer, an annual publication by Ontario Tech University, formerly the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, given to the graduating class.

Working mothers: Evidence suggests that the burden of caring for children during the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen more heavily to women, impacting their participation in the workforce.

Indigenous people and energy projects: Kaella-Marie Earle is an EIT with Enbridge Gas and is a member of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island. She was recently named to the newly formed Indigenous Advisory Committee of the Canada Energy Regulator.

BIPOC engineering students: The ‘Erased by FEAS’ Instagram account was created on July 10, 2020, and has been detailing experiences of systemic violence and discrimination in Queen’s University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.