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Provinces hungry for skilled workers not available in Canada
Canadian Labour Reporter
The temporary foreign workers controversy could be on the agenda as provincial and territorial leaders gather in Toronto, ON, months after Ottawa tightened the rules to quell fears of foreigners swiping jobs from Canadians.
Provinces like Saskatchewan and Alberta have been quietly urging the government to ease up on the restrictions, with Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall even making a recent face-to-face appeal to Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the issue.
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Hrymak engineers a plan to face future challenges
Andrew Hrymak sees the challenges ahead and now he gets the chance to tackle them. Hrymak was re-appointed to a five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Engineering. His first term concludes June 30, 2014. "I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to serve another term and I really look forward to the next five years," Hrymak said.
Simon Fraser University students receive $60,000 each to cover the cost of their education
Deven Azevedo and Andy Zeng are among 40 Canadian undergraduate students to receive 2013 Schulich Leader Scholarships.
Seymour Schulich, a Montreal-born Jewish-Canadian business leader and philanthropist, created the annual awards program two years ago to encourage high school graduates to consider going into careers of global scientific research and innovation.
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NASA helps launch student-built satellites
NASA is beginning to receive confirmation 11 small cubesat research satellites, including the first developed by high school students, that were launched into space, while the Virginia coast are operating as planned.
As the miniature satellites come online, the teams responsible for them are beginning to receive signals. Although it could take several more days for full confirmation, all of the cubesats appear to be doing well in their new home in low-Earth orbit.
SIAST gets $1.125 million boost from Husky Energy
Canada News Wire
The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) announced it has received a $1.125 million donation from Husky Energy to support the Power Engineering program at its Saskatoon campus.
Two-thirds of the donation will support upgrades to the Power Engineering Technology lab. The remaining third will be dedicated to scholarships for students seeking to obtain their third class power engineering certification. The scholarship recipients will be offered employment opportunities with Husky after graduation.
State to pour $35 million into Clarkson University biotechnology venture
North Country Now
The state plans to pour up to $35 million over the next five years into a biotechnology research program between Clarkson University and the Trudeau Institute of Saranac Lake.
The partnership aims to use North Country resources to form a "world-class" biotech research and development enterprise, according to a press release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.
Samsung investing in rare earth alternatives
Our phones wouldn't be the same without rare earth elements: They're found in our LCD display screens, the motors that make our phones vibrate, the speakers — all that to make our phones small and awesome.
Other technologies also depend on REEs: Microphones, TVs, electric and hybrid vehicles, headphones, X-ray machines.
Email marketing quality control lessons from publishing and software engineering
For many organizations, email is a key revenue channel. Failure in execution can mean enormous consequences, so getting it right is critical.
Sadly, for many, quality control amounts to little more than ticking boxes on a pre-deployment QA checklist is one that often has been developed in an ad hoc manner as mistakes are uncovered during deployment.
What happens when F1 car designers build architectural models
U.K. architects Smout Allen, together with Gizmodo U.S., EIC Geoff Manaugh, tapped an unlikely source to help create their new exhibition in London: Williams F1. But, in this case, the engineers at Williams weren't building the advanced race cars they're well-known for—they were 3D-printing the parts for an intricate model of an experimental energy storage park.
Invention jet prints nanostructures with self-assembling material
A multi-institutional team of engineers has developed a new approach to the fabrication of nanostructures for the semiconductor and magnetic storage industries. This approach combines top-down advanced ink-jet printing technology with a bottom-up approach that involves self-assembling block copolymers, a type of material that can spontaneously form ultrafine structures.
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