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Daily Media Report recap: November 22-December 5

2019.12.05

New research on women and minorities in STEM. An award for Dean Emerita Cristina Amon. The future of solar-powered cars. The ins and outs of roundabouts. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report in late November and early December.

New research: New research from Arizona State University found that using culturally-responsive teaching that focuses on critical consciousness was an effective way of engaging marginalized communities in STEM.

Top 100 Most Powerful Women: University of Toronto Dean Emerita Cristina Amon was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2019, in the Trailblazers and Trendsetters category. Amon served as Dean of University of Toronto’s engineering faculty from 2006 to 2019 and oversaw an increase in the presence and leadership of women and other underrepresented groups in STEM.

Solar-powered cars: The Globe and Mail considered the future of solar-powered cars, with UBC engineering professor William Dunford outlining some of the limitations of solar cells.

Roundabouts: TVO did a deep-dive into the ins and outs of Ontario’s roundabouts, with the Region of Waterloo’s transportation-engineering manager Bob Henderson weighing in on their advantages when it comes to improving safety at intersections.