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Daily Media Report recap: May 23 to June 6

2019.06.06

Engineers Canada news coming from our Spring Meetings and Annual Meeting of Members. More developments in the case of the Surrey highrise that failed to meet the building code. A report for Indeed Canada on labour market mismatch. And a report out of UBC Okanagan on cycling safety. These were the most-read stories from early June’s Daily Media Reports.

Engineers Canada news: At our Spring Meetings and Annual Meeting of Members, Engineers Canada welcomed David Lynch as our President for the 2019-2020 term. The 2019 Engineers Canada Awards winners were celebrated at the annual Awards Gala, including Catherine Karakatsanis, who was presented with the Gold Medal Award.

Surrey highrise: CBC News reported that a second engineer was fined $15,000 and suspended for a month for failing to complete his review of designs for a Surrey highrise that has been found not to meet the building code.

Labour market mismatch: A new report from Indeed Canada looks at areas in which there are too many or too few applicants for jobs. The top 10 jobs for which there is high demand yet few applicants included software engineers.

Cycling safety: Research from UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineers has found that motorists give more room on the road to cyclists wearing high-visibility clothing, but that this is only part of the solution to making roads safer for cyclists.