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CCTT grants new International Designation to 11 Certified Engineering Technologists in Canada
CCTT
The Canadian Council of Technicians & Technologists is pleased to announce the granting of the new international designation to 11 certified engineering technologists in Canada. The new designation, IntET (Canada) is being awarded under the terms and conditions of the International Engineering Technologist Agreement. According to CCTT Chair, Louis LeBel "the Canadian Registry of engineering technologists will be an asset to Canadian companies competing globally."
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Join CCTT as we celebrate National Technology Week 2013
CCTT
The Canadian Council of Technicians & Technologists is pleased to be sponsoring National Technology Week 2013 across Canada from Nov. 1-7. Thanks in large part to our partners, the Association of Community Colleges of Canada, the National Council of Deans of Technology, Polytechnics Canada, Let's Talk Science, GoTECHgirl, Canada's Museum of Science & Technology, Skills Canada and TD Insurance Meloche Monnex we celebrate our 9th year of reaching out to parents, grandparents, teachers, school boards and students in grades 7-8-9. The concept is simple: "encourage young people to consider a rewarding career in Applied Science or Engineering Technology" says Isidore J. LeBlond, President & CEO.
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CTAB Contest 2013
CCTT
Lorry Fortin – CTAB Program Coordinator congratulating Ted Diener (3rd Place winner) graduate of Chemical Technology - SIAST
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Is Canada's 'skills gap' really a non-issue?
Macleans
A number of business groups, labour consultants and politicians are warning of a looming labour market crisis in Canada. The threat is two-pronged: a wave of baby boomers about to hit retirement age and a growing "mismatch" between the skills job candidates possess and those employers require. The Canadian Chamber of Commerce says there could be more than one million people unqualified for available positions by 2021.
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Space mining is bedrock of Sudbury research venture
Northern Ontario Business
From space mining suits to terrestrial robotics, Sudbury's Deltion Innovations is immersed in groundbreaking research and development of space mining technologies and techniques. Although the Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) eliminated its Innovation and Prototype Development Department, the same work it started in 1995 will continue under the new for-profit corporation, said Deltion CEO Dale Boucher.
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Medical pioneer mourns commercialization of science
Toronto Star
Hart House Theatre was packed for the announcement of the 2013 Siminovitch Prize recently. The artistic community was buzzing. The $10,000 Siminovitch Prize, now in its 13th year, is one of the richest and most prestigious cultural awards in the country. It singles out a mid-career actor or director who combines intelligence and daring to stretch the bounds of theatre.
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Wearable technology hits the mainstream
Straight.com
Parveen Kaler sits as much as 10 hours a day. Aware of the health risks associated with spending so much time being stationary, Kaler wanted a way to make sure he was keeping active when he wasn't working on his computer. So he bought a Fitbit.
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Expert: Evolution of technology impacts built space requirements
Journal of Commerce
The ways that companies harness technologies and think towards the future can affect their need for physical space which then impacts the Canadian construction sector, says one expert. In terms of office space, more tenants are moving downtown and changes in workplace strategies are seeing tenants reduce their footprints, said Raymond Wong, executive director of Americas Research Operations for CBRE Research and Consulting.
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Making the case for biotechnology
Manitoba Co-operator
The following contains excerpts from a brief distributed by VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) a non-profit institute uniting 76 European research groups working in life sciences. One of this year's World Food Prize laureates, Marc Van Montagu, is founder of the Institute for Plant Biotechnology Outreach within VIB. He co-authored this paper.
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Is Canada's 'skills gap' really a non-issue?
Macleans
A number of business groups, labour consultants and politicians are warning of a looming labour market crisis in Canada. The threat is two-pronged: a wave of baby boomers about to hit retirement age and a growing "mismatch" between the skills job candidates possess and those employers require.

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European Space Agency to print spacecraft parts
CTV News
The European Space Agency says it has developed a technology that allows metal parts for spacecraft and nuclear reactors to be "printed" as a single piece. In recent years three-dimensional printing has become commonplace in manufacturing.

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Encouraging agriculture careers
Leader-Post
Large, plastic tubs packed with posters, centrifuges, DNA kits and bags of M&Ms are being sent out to some Saskatchewan high schools this year with the hope they will give students a gentle push toward a career in agriculture.

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Q for quality
The Hindu
Healthcare is a basic human need. There is always a scope to innovate, discover and improve the availability of medicines for various ailments. The global pharmaceutical industry is expected to grow at a three-to-six per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years. The focus is on addressing unmet medical needs, making medicines more affordable and optimising manufacturing processes.
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As nanotechnology is being used to develop new drugs, FDA is working to ensure quality, safety, and effectiveness
FDA Voice
Nanotechnology is a new and exciting field that offers scientists the opportunity to control matter at very small dimensions, opening many possibilities for making all kinds of new products. This technology operates on an incredibly small scale that measures things in units called nanometers. One nanometer is one billionth of a meter. It's hard to even imagine how small that is, but here’s one way to do it: A human hair is about 100,000 nanometers wide.
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