Calls to re-tool the iron ring ceremony. A Saskatchewan engineer found guilty of professional misconduct. A Concordia professor explores the gender gap in engineering. These were the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in late February. 

Iron ring ceremony: While there is much respect for the iron ring itself, the ritual surrounding it has increasingly come under fire, with many calling for its retooling. The Toronto Star looked at the controversy surrounding the iron ring ceremony.  

Saskatchewan bridge collapse: Regina engineer Scott Gullacher has been barred from practising for the time being, after a bridge he designed in rural Saskatchewan collapsed hours after it opened in 2018. The interim order comes after an APEGS discipline committee panel found Gullacher guilty of three counts of professional misconduct in a written decision last month. 

Gender gap: Concordia professor and engineer Ann-Louise Howard is sharing her research in a two-part webinar series called “Seeing” the hidden, gendered dynamics of engineering, presented by the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies at Concordia. Howard’s thesis opened up a window into the sometimes dangerous, covert, gendered dynamics of engineering that help maintain the status quo.