A BC engineer was disciplined for unprofessional conduct. University of Waterloo hosted a conference session on empathy in the engineering classroom. PEO has launched a new licence application process. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in mid-May.
Disciplined for unprofessional conduct. Edward Yip admitted that he demonstrated unprofessional conduct by preparing an inadequate geotechnical inspection report in which he failed to note the presence of structures along the anticipated trench area and to identify the steps to safely excavate a trench in Burnaby, BC. Yip agreed to a Consent Order cancelling his registration with Engineers and Geoscientists BC and agreed to pay a fine of $10,000 and $5,000 toward the legal costs of Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Empathy in the engineering classroom. The University of Waterloo hosted a conference session on empathy in the engineering classroom. Dr. Jennifer Howcroft and Dr. Kate Mercer of the Department of Systems Design Engineering hosted a session on “empathy as the foundation for a caring classroom,” which demonstrated practical techniques they use in their teaching.
PEO launches a new licence application process. PEO has launched a new licence application process that helps to ensure PEO’s compliance with recent amendments to the Fair Access to Regulated Professions and Compulsory Trades Act (FARPACTA). It also ensures that applicants will receive a registration decision within six months of submitting a completed licence application.