Regulating software engineering. A discipline notice in BC. Workshops at the Schulich School of Engineering designed to guide women in the entrepreneurial landscape. These were the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in mid-October.   

Software engineers: In a press release, APEGA argues that there are important reasons that software engineering is a regulated profession. The press release comes after the Council of Canadian Innovators published an open letter to Alberta Premier Danielle Smith, asking her to “remove the regulatory red-tape” over the use of the title of software engineer (with coverage from the Globe and Mail, Canadian Press, and Calgary Herald).   

Discipline notice: In Consent Order, Michael Christie, P.Eng., admitted that he demonstrated unprofessional conduct by signing and sealing drawings for a guardrail system that failed to include sufficient information, and indicated that the guardrail system complied with the BC Building Code when components of the system had not been adequately tested.   

Workshops: Professor in the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary, Orly Yadid-Pecht saw gender gaps in the entrepreneurial and STEM landscape and realized overcoming them can be taught. She started by coaching colleagues and quickly expanded from there with the creation of From Lab 2 Fulfillment (FL2F), a workshop that teaches women in STEM how to transform their research and discoveries into products and companies.