An engineer who designed a doomed bridge in rural Saskatchewan can resume practicing later this year as long as he's not working on a similar structure. Canada consistently fails to fully utilize immigrants’ skills. A Surrey student won a large TD Scholarship for being a community leader. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report at the end of August.
Engineer of collapsed bridge to return to work. In September 2018, the Dyck Memorial Bridge in the Regional Municipality of Clayton collapsed hours after it opened. The engineer responsible, Scott Gullacher, was found guilty of three counts of professional misconduct earlier this year. Gullacher received an 18-month suspension, will be subjected to three years of supervision, and must complete five hours of ethics training annually during that time. He's also banned from working on bridges and bridge projects in Saskatchewan for five years.
Canada consistently fails to fully utilize immigrants’ skills. An opinion piece from Economy looks at the difficulties Canadian immigrants face when finding employment that aligns with their qualifications. The article proposes that to better integrate economic immigrants, provincial governments need to work with regulatory bodies to streamline foreign-credential and work-experience recognition.
Surrey student scholarship winner. In 2021 Hemanya Sharma started an after-school program, We Can STEM, in Surrey with the hopes of getting girls interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This project made Sharma one of 20 people from across Canada that were selected for the $70,000 TD Scholarship for Community Leadership.