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Pentagon working to quickly acquire mobile technologies
National Defese Magazine
The Defense Information Systems Agency is in the midst of implementing a commercial mobile device plan that will allow for quicker adoption of the latest smartphones and tablets. The initiative could bring a wave of diverse, new technologies to the Pentagon and let employees more effectively work on the go. Devices will operate under a common infrastructure that DISA officials hope will cut costs and reduce vulnerabilities to network intrusions.
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Scholarships awarded to women, men in non-traditional training programs
Government of News Brunswick
Gender Equality scholarships have been awarded to 40 students entering New Brunswick's community colleges and private career colleges. "It is encouraging seeing so many deserving students earning Gender Equality scholarships," said Justice Minister and Attorney General Marie-Claude Blais, who is also minister responsible for women's equality.
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We're missing jobs, not skills, Mr. Kenney
The Globe and Mail
The cabinet shuffle was probably the first in history unveiled on Twitter. And cabinet's most pugnacious tweeter, Jason Kenney (the new Minister of Employment and Social Development), wasted no time going online to map out his coming approach. Within minutes of his appointment, he tweeted, "I will work hard to end the paradox of too many people without jobs in an economy that has too many jobs without people."
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Removing the Canadian experience barrier
Hire Immigrants
Ratna Omidvar, President of Maytree, addressed the attendees at a launch event of the new policy, removing the Canadian experience barrier, by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The policy addresses the issue of employers requiring Canadian experience which can create barriers for newcomers looking for jobs or professional accreditation.
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University student? Looking for work? Check this out
Local2 Sault Ste. Marie
The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) launched a new career website to help university students find and secure meaningful employment. Their website, www.MyCareerInfo.ca, is designed to match university students and graduates' education, skills, desires, and goals to jobs in today's competitive work industry, by providing them with budgeting tips, job marketing trends, and extensive job listings.
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Apprenticeship programs build skills, career prospects
The StarPhoenix
Four years ago, Tyler Simpson was facing some serious challenges, including depression and addiction. Today, he's a journeyman cabinetmaker who won a silver medal at a national competition. "My substance of choice was alcohol, and I'm 3 years sober," Simpson said in an email. "I was diagnosed with Type 2 bipolar two years ago."
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Haldimand teen given $48,000 scholarship
The Sachem
One of Haldimand County's recent high school graduates has much to look forward to after being awarded for her hard work and dedication. Victoria Zyma of Caledonia has recently received a scholarship that will forever change her life. The Hatch Engineering Entrance Scholarship is awarded to candidates based on academic achievement, community contribution and leadership abilities.
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Pentagon working to quickly acquire mobile technologies
National Defense Magazine
The Defense Information Systems Agency is in the midst of implementing a commercial mobile device plan that will allow for quicker adoption of the latest smartphones and tablets.

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New Kickstarter ion thruster would speed space exploration using nanosatellites
Extreme Tech
For the past few decades, space exploration has largely focused on building incredible high-end machines. It's not hard to see why machines like Curiosity and its rocket-powered hover crane are amazing accomplishments.

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Genetic engineering, biotechnology and the future of humanity
Global Research
The then British Agriculture Minister Jim Paice told the Cereals 2012 conference that the public is softening its views towards GM crops.

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Need lift? Turn to Canada's vibrant tech sector
The Globe and Mail
It's no secret Canadian investors' love affair with resource stocks has come to an abrupt end this year. With the price of gold plummeting and the energy sector languishing, where are investors to turn for stocks with high growth potential? The answer may be tech. Yes, technology stocks. Many investors may have bad memories of the 2000 tech stock bust – including the sorry tale of Nortel Networks. More recently there has been the white-knuckle roller-coaster ride of BlackBerry.
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Chemical engineer played important role in oil sands development
The Observer
Sarnia's Clem Bowman has been named to the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame. Bowman, a former head of the Imperial Oil research department in Sarnia and also the founding chairperson of the Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority, is one of six new inductees to the Alberta-based hall of fame.
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Teenage health scientists honoured
CMAJ
A 16-year-old Alberta student recently earned first place nationwide in the annual Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada, a biotechnology research competition that encourages high school students to pursue future studies and careers in life sciences. Arjun Nair conducted research into an experimental cancer treatment that involves injecting patients with nano particles of gold.
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Crowdfunding a nanotechnology application
Nano Werk
Two researchers at York University in the U.K. have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough cash to research a nanoparticle cancer treatment that's delivered via a patch the Nanject. The two are looking to rise $3,000 for their project to buy chemicals and raw materials which is listed on Microryza.
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