The BC Supreme Court decision affirmed protection over the title “engineer” under the Professional Governance Act. A discipline notice to an engineer who signed and sealed drawings for a guardrail system without performing the necessary assessments. A biographical note of Marie Lemay, the President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in the beginning of February.

The BC Supreme Court decision affirmed protection over the title “engineer”. BC Supreme Court supported the civil claim Engineers and Geoscientists BC brought against Saanich politician David Hilderman, who has never been a registrant, for using the term “engineer” on his political promotional materials. In his decision, Justice Jan Brongers found that registrants of Engineers and Geoscientists BC are “given the exclusive right to use certain reserved titles, namely: (a) “professional engineer;” (b) “professional engineering licensee;” and (c) “engineer in training.”

Discipline notice. A Discipline Committee panel found that Bruce Joseph Gernon demonstrated unprofessional conduct relating to the engineering services he provided for several residential buildings in Burnaby, BC. Gernon provided engineering services related to balcony guardrail systems, and he signed and sealed drawings for the systems without conducting the necessary assessments, investigations, or calculations to determine whether the buildings could accommodate the load. Gernon resigned his registration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC prior to the hearing. He was ordered to pay $37,760 toward the legal costs of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.

Biographical note of Marie Lemay. The Biographical Note of Marie Lemay details her career and experience from her days as a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec and of Professional Engineers Ontario, as well as a Fellow for both Engineers Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering to her new position as President and CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint.