The debate over the title software engineer. General Motors engineer Stephanie Thompson recognized as one of the Canada’s Most Powerful Women. New Fair Registration Practices legislation in Newfoundland and Labrador. These were the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in late October.

Software engineering: The Globe and Mail’s Careers newsletter briefly summarized the debate over the use of the software engineer title.

Top 100: For the third year in a row, General Motors engineer Stephanie Thompson has been awarded a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award by the Women Executive Network’s Diversity Council of Canada. The award recognizes Thompson’s contributions to empower girls and women by breaking down barriers in science and technology careers and creating learning opportunities specifically geared toward women.

Fair Registration Practices: The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has introduced the proposed Fair Registration Practices Act to help reduce or eliminate barriers related to qualification recognition for international and Canadian-educated professionals. The Act is intended to ensure that registration practices for regulated professions are transparent, timely and fair. Engineers are one of the regulated occupations that would be covered under the proposed Act.