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Daily Media Report recap: November 20 – December 3, 2020


An engineer found guilty of professional misconduct over the 2012 Radiohead stage collapse. Pearl Sullivan, University of Waterloo’s first female engineering dean passes away. A study about gay men in STEM. The engineering achievements of Niagara Falls. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in late November and early December.

Radiohead stage collapse: Domenic Cugliari, an engineer who signed off on a Radiohead concert stage that collapsed and killed a drum technician in Toronto in 2012, has been found guilty of professional misconduct by the discipline committee of the Professional Engineers Ontario.

Pearl Sullivan: Former dean of engineering at the University of Waterloo, and the first woman to hold that position, Pearl Sullivan, passed away in November after a 12-year battle with cancer.

Gay men in STEM: A study by researchers at the University of Exeter and Vanderbilt University has found that men in same-sex relationship are significantly less likely to have a degree in a STEM subject than their heterosexual male peers.

Niagara Falls: An opinion piece in the Globe and Mail considers the history of Niagara Falls and questions whether, given this history, it qualifies as natural or as an engineering and technological achievement.