Presentation Idol highlights non-technical skills of engineering. Engineers and Geoscientists BC announce a retirement. The University of Waterloo posthumously recognizes an engineering educator as a distinguished teacher. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report as March became April.

BCIT’s annual Presentation Idol competition draws attention to the importance of teamwork, professionalism, communications, and understanding the social and environmental impact of engineering. Students deliver a 6-8-minute presentation on a technology-related topic, from innovation in engineering and technology, to intersection of engineering and social justice.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Director, Registration, Gillian Pichler announced her decision to retire this September. Pichler has been with the regulator for 30 years, overseeing its licensing and registration accountabilities, and has been an integral part of its growth and development overall.

The University of Waterloo will posthumously recognize Igor Ivkovic as one of four recipients of the university’s Distinguished Teacher Awards during the 2021 spring convocation. Lecturer and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Systems Design Engineering, Ivkovic was greatly admired by students and colleagues for his love of teaching and for creating an exceptional learning environment and experience for all his students.