Rebuilding after severe weather in BC. MRNA vaccines and their potential in the medical field. And an agreement between St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University. These were the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in late November.

Severe weather: Recent severe weather in British Columbia has focused attention on the standards to which infrastructure is built. Daphne Bramham in The Province argues that BC’s highways must be built to a higher standard, with climate change in mind. The Globe and Mail editorial board also considered the toll of the severe weather on a wide range of infrastructure that has impacts not only on BC but also on the rest of Canada and argues it should be a national priority to re-open the Coquihalla highway and to make it more robust in the face of climate change.

MRNA vaccines: The BBC’s Change Agents considers the potential that MRNA vaccines hold for the medical field, and interviews Anna Blakney, an assistant engineering professor at the University of British Columbia.

St. Lawrence College: A new agreement between St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University will allow the college’s civil engineering technology graduates with an advanced diploma to pursue a civil engineering degree at Queen’s University.