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.