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Daily Media Report recap: November 7 to 21

2019.11.21

Self-regulation in the legal profession. A disciplinary notice for an engineer in BC. New research on girls and boys’ aptitude for math. Introducing high school students to engineering in Regina. These were the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in early November.

Role of law societies: An essay in Canadian Lawyer Magazine discussed the state of self-regulation in the Canadian legal profession, and the criticism it faces.

BC disciplinary notice: Engineers and Geoscientists BC has cancelled the membership of David Howard Drover, after APEGA cancelled Drover’s Alberta licence in 2017 for, among other findings, “unprofessional conduct.”

New research: A new study published in the Science of Learning Journal has found that the brains of boys and girls aged 3 to 10 react the same to math problems, suggesting that it is in fact cultural barriers, biases, and stereotypes that lead to the underrepresentation of women in STEM careers, rather than aptitude differences between girls and boys in STEM disciplines.

What is engineering? The University of Regina teams up with the University of Saskatchewan and APEGS every year to host an event that introduces high school students to engineering.