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Daily Media Report recap for September 6 to 19


The tragic death of an University of Toronto engineering student at the school’s surveying camp, the appointment of a science advisor to the Canadian Space Agency, and a couple of engineering awards announcements in Ontario were amongst the most-viewed content from the Media Monitor over the past two weeks.

Heartbreak at U of T engineering camp: An 18-year-old civil engineering student drowned while attending the school’s survey camp at Gull Lake near Minden, ON, in early September. Engineering dean Christina Amon released a message to staff and students expressing condolences to the family and friends of the student who died, and that counselling services would be made available for all who need them.

Space science: The Government of Canada announced last week that they had appointed Western University’s Sarah Gallagher as the first Science Advisor to the Canadian Space Agency. Gallagher will shape Canada’s future direction in space science, and champion Canadian space research.

Celebrating engineering excellence: The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) blog posted about the Ontario Professional Engineers Awards (OPEA) recipients, co-presented by OSPE and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). Similarly, Consulting Engineers Ontario (CEO) put out a call for nominations for the Ontario Consulting Engineering Awards.

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