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Daily Media Report recap: June 6 to 20

2019.06.20

A disciplinary notice in BC. A pledge of financial support from the BC government to advance diversity in engineering and technology. A first for McMaster Faculty of Engineering degrees. And building infrastructure to withstand earthquakes. These were the most read stories from the Daily Media Report in mid-June.

Disciplinary notice: A Panel of the Discipline Committee of Engineers and Geoscientists BC has found that Avinder Singh, P.Eng., violated the code of ethics and that his conduct was unprofessional when he used the professional engineering seal of a colleague and forged his colleague’s signature on electrical engineering documents.

Advancing diversity in engineering and technology: The BC government has pledged $950,000 for the Sector Labour Market Partnership Project, which aims to break down barriers that women and girls experience accessing engineering and technology careers in BC.

A digital first at McMaster: About 940 graduates from McMaster University’s undergraduate engineering programs, Bachelor of Technology and computer science programs will be the first to receive the university’s first digital diplomas, keeping them at the forefront of innovation.

Earthquakes and engineering: The New York Times explored the differences between the United States and Japan in their attitudes toward risk, the role of government, and social responsibility, and the effect this has had on the two countries’ approaches to building earthquake-resilient buildings. On a related note, Austin Engineering Ltd., Selkirk College, Fortis BC, and UBC Okanagan presented their research findings to an international audience on how dams respond during earthquakes.