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Daily Media Report recap: March 15 to 28

2019.03.28

An op-ed from a University of Victoria student on the workload of engineering students. Continuing controversy over the Muskrat Falls project. A Coroner’s Inquest launched into the stage collapse that killed Radiohead drummer Scott Johnson. These were some of the top stories in the Daily Media Report from last March.

Engineering student workload: An English major wrote an op-ed in the University of Victoria’s independent student newspaper about her boyfriend’s engineering workload, calling for an overhaul of a program that she says leads to burnout.

Muskrat Falls Public Inquiry: An engineer testified last week at the Muskrat Falls Public Inquiry that a “dome” enclosure that was planned to allow construction to continue through the winter added more risk to the project. The inquiry also heard testimony about the independent engineering team hired to evaluate Muskrat Falls.

Coroner’s Inquest: A Coroner’s Inquest has begun into the death of Scott Johnson after the 2012 stage collapse at Toronto’s Downsview Park. The inquest is expected to last three weeks and hear from about 25 witnesses to examine the circumstances surrounding Johnson's death. It will not assign blame, though a jury may make recommendations aimed at preventing similar incidents.