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Daily Media Report recap: October 18 to 31

2018.11.01

Professional reliance legislation introduced in BC. Go Eng Girls events held across Ontario and in BC. Consulting engineering awards. These were the stories that dominated the media report over the past two weeks.

Professional reliance legislation: On the heels of the release of the final report of the Professional Reliance Review in June, the BC government tabled proposed legislation on October 22 that, if approved, will enable government oversight off the five regulators of engineering and geoscience, agrology, applied science technology, applied biology, and forestry, and establish an Office of the Superintendent of Professional Governance.

Go Eng Girl: Each fall, Go Eng Girl events are held at universities across Canada to introduce girls to engineering. Currently held at 26 locations across Canada, Go Eng Girl events invite girls in grades 7 to 10, and their parents, to visit a university campus and try their hand at an engineering task guided by engineering students who are women. Events were held over the past week at Western University in Sarnia, ON, the University of Windsor, and the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC.

Consulting engineering awards: The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada (ACEC) held their 2018 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala in Ottawa, ON, on October 23. Twenty leading-edge projects in a range of categories were honoured, while three awards were also presented to deserving individuals and teams, including a lifetime achievement award presented to Chris Newcomb, P.Eng.