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Daily Media Report recap: March 13-26


Engineers Canada’s response to COVID-19. Coronavirus transmission and wastewater. Potential overhaul at University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering. New statistics on employment at BC’s top engineering firms. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in mid-March.

Engineers Canada’s COVID-19 response: From an office closure, to rescheduled meetings, to the impact on the accreditation of engineering programs, this article outlines Engineers Canada’s response to COVID-19.

Coronavirus and wastewater: In an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail, associate professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo Sarah Wolfe writes about potential linkages between coronavirus transmission and wastewater.

University of Saskatchewan College of Engineering: The Saskatoon StarPhoenix reports that the University of Saskatchewan is looking at restructuring how first-year engineering is delivered, which, if approved, would be implemented for first-year students in the 2021-2022 school year.

Employment at BC’s engineering firms: New data collected by Business in Vancouver for their Biggest Engineering Firms in BC list reports on the employment of professional engineers in 2019.