A discipline notice to an engineer who authenticated deficient design drawings. A New Brunswick man fined $50,000 for use of a professional engineer's seal. Geoscientists Canada CEO announces retirement. These were the most-read stories in the Daily Media Report at the end of November.  

Discipline notice. Engineers and Geoscientists BC issued a discipline notice to Vijay Kumar Bains, P.Eng., who admitted that he demonstrated unprofessional conduct by authenticating deficient design drawings prepared for a tenant improvement building permit. His licence is suspended for 2 months, and he has agreed to pay $7,000 for legal costs.  

New Brunswick man fined $50,000. The Ontario Court of Justice at Kitchener fined a New Brunswick man, Jay Lawrence Harding, $50,000 for using a fabricated professional engineer's seal in the course of performing "inspections" and "non-destructive tests" of cranes, lifting devices and related parts. PEO reminds the public that the unauthorized use or forgery of a professional engineer's seal on construction or design drawings is a quasi-criminal offence under the Professional Engineers Act. Such conduct may also result in criminal charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.  

Geoscientists Canada CEO announces retirement. The chief executive officer of Geoscientists Canada, Andrea Waldie, P.Geo., FGC, has announced she will retire on May 31, 2024, after six years of dedicated service to the geoscience profession.