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Daily Media Report recap: July 17 to July 30, 2020

2020.07.30

A BC government announcement about regulation of architects. An interview with APEGA’s new president. An APEGA member appointed Board Chair for Edmonton innovation entity. The investigation into a Jasper bus crash. A student-run Instagram account shares personal experiences with discrimination, violence, and abuse in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University. These were the most-read articles from the Daily Media Report in late July.

BC architects: The government of BC announced in mid-July that it would be moving the Architectural Institute of British Columbia to the Ministry of the Attorney General with an eventual transition from the Architects Act to the Professional Governance Act, the same legislation under which Engineers and Geoscientists BC operates.

APEGA’s new president: yourPEG published a two-part interview with John Van der Put, APEGA Council President, 2020-2021.

Edmonton innovation entity: APEGA member, Naseem Bashir, has been appointed board chair for a soon-to-be-created Edmonton innovation entity.

Jasper bus crash: Jason Young, president of Advantage Forensics, a forensic engineering firm, provided insight into the what would likely form the focus on the investigation into the crash of a glacier tour bus in Jasper, AB.

‘Erased by FEAS’: A student-run Instagram account is pushing for accountability at Queen’s University’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.