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Daily Media Report recap: September 20 to October 4


An historical first at Concordia University, the collapse of a new bridge in rural Saskatchewan, and disciplinary hearings for three engineers involved in the Mount Polley disaster were amongst the most viewed coverage from the past two weeks of the Media Monitor.

Concordia University honours Gina Cody: Concordia University became the first university in Canada to name its engineering faculty after a woman. Gina Cody, the first woman to graduate from the university with a PhD in building engineering, made a $15 million contribution to the school, and in exchange the faculty has been renamed the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Newly-built Saskatchewan bridge collapses: A new bridge in the Rural Municipality of Clayton collapsed only hours after it was opened to traffic.

Mount Polley disaster disciplinary action: Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia announced last week that disciplinary hearings against Laura Fidel, Todd Martin, and Stephen Rice—three engineers involved in the design, construction, and monitoring of the Mount Polley tailings storage facility—will take place in 2019. Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia is alleging negligance or unprofessional conduct against the three.

Bonus read: This article provides an in-depth exploration of key political background surrounding the current professional reliance debate in British Columbia.

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