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Daily Media Report recap: September 13 to 26

2019.09.26

News from the self-regulated professions. An engineering challenge in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. And reflections on being a woman in engineering. These were the most-read stories from the Daily Media Monitor in mid-September.

Self-regulated professions: Three of the self-regulated professions were in the news in mid-September:

  • Engineering: The National Post reported that Professional Engineers Ontario had opened a file into an Ontario MPP who allegedly improperly presented himself to be an engineer.
  • Nursing: On September 17, a Saskatchewan nurse was at the provincial court of appeal to fight a decision from the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association that found her guilty of professional misconduct for criticizing the end-of-life care her grandfather received in a 2015 Facebook post.
  • Law: In a divided vote, the Law Society of Ontario has ditched a controversial rule that required lawyers to adopt and abide by a Statement of Principles advocating equality and diversity, and instead passed a compromise motion that was also divisive.

Hurricane Dorian aftermath: Nearly a week after Hurricane Dorian struck Halifax and toppled a crane at a construction site, that crane remained draped over the building it fell on, prompting the question, how will it be removed? The crane presents a unique engineering challenge, engineering professor Fadi Oudah told CBC News.

Being a woman in engineering: Wilfred Laurier University’s Stephanie Whitney reflects on her engineering journey, from her experience in engineering school to her career as an engineer, for University Affairs.