Charges laid in drowning death of Nova Scotia engineer. PEO CEO/Registrar Johnny Zuccon announces retirement. Calls for more supports for Indigenous engineering students. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in late March and early April.
Charges laid: Nova Scotia Power, Gemtec Consulting Engineers and Scientists Ltd., and Brunswick Engineering and Consulting Inc., are facing numerous charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act in connect with the 2020 workplace death of engineer Andrew Gnazdowsky in Sheet Harbour, NS.
Retirement: Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) announced the retirement of CEO/Registrar Johnny Zuccon and extended their thanks to him for nearly three decades of service to the Ontario engineering regulator.
Indigenous engineering students: In a guest column written through a partnership between The Gateway and the University of Alberta Indigenous Engineering Students’ Association, Daxton Dion-Hoffman writes that while there are some supports in place for Indigenous students pursuing a post-secondary engineering education, many challenges remain.