Controversy over the Camp 5 Iron Ring ceremony briefing in BC. Remembering Western University’s former engineering dean. Trailblazing Canadian women in STEM. These were some of the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in late February.
Iron Ring briefing: The Camp 5 Iron Ring ceremony briefing is facing criticism from the UBC engineering community after “sexist” remarks were made at the ceremony. This comes after the ceremony and briefing have been criticized for offensive and sexist humour in past years.
Mohan Mathur: Mohan Mathur, former dean of Western University’s engineering faculty, has died. While at Western, he established the first biomedical engineering interdisciplinary graduate program.
STEM trailblazers: For the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Toronto Star profiled 10 Canadian women in STEM, including engineer Julie Payette.