Remembering Madiha Salman. A carpenter faces a defamation lawsuit for criticizing sexual harassment comments in popular construction podcast. Engineers Canada releases report on increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in mid-June.
Madiha Salman: Madiha Salman, a former OSPE member who was completing her PhD in civil and environmental engineering, was killed along with three other members of her family in an Islamaphobic hate crime in London, ON, on June 6. Western University, PEO, and OSPE offered their condolences and condemned the attack, and reaffirmed their commitment to eliminating hatred, prejudice, bias, and discrimination in the engineering community and in society.
Defamation lawsuit: After taking to social media to criticize remarks made about cat-calling and potential sexual assault on a prominent, all-male construction podcast, carpenter Natasha Fritz faces a $15-million defamation lawsuit from the two men who run the podcast, CBC News reported.
Engineers Canada report: Engineers Canada hired PRA Inc. to identify best practices through a gender-based analysis of the current national assistance and employer awareness programming provided by the provincial and territorial engineering regulators, Environmental Science and Engineering Magazine reported.