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Process Safety Management Award Lecture: Multiple Dust Explosions in B.C. — Opportunity to Understand Contributing Factors, At-Risk Industries, Safeguarding Measures and Systems, Standards and Regulations
Manuel Marta    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Based on publicly available information and B.C. government's reaction to the 2012 dust explosions at Burns Lake and Prince George, the conditions are examined and possible suggestions offered for improvement. More

Keynote Lecture: Influence of Surface Properties and Particle Coating and Drying of Pastes in Spouted Beds
Sandra Rocha    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Liquid-particle surface interaction may determine the occurrence of drying the liquid or coating the particles. The objective of this lecture is to show how the surface properties of the liquid-solid system affect spouted bed coating and drying processes. More

Montreal Medal Lecture: Reflections on the Role and Future of Chemical Engineering
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Examples and areas of concerns, from a Canadian perspective, on the challenges of the profession of chemical engineering. More

Deadline for CIC and CSC Board Nominations approaching
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Read about the proposed candidates for the 2013-2014 Boards of Directors of the Chemical Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society for Chemistry. Follow the link to find out how to submit additional nominations, which are due February 28, 2013.

Pacific coast perfect conference place
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Incoming CSChE president and sometime flautist Jim McLellan of Queen's University performs at the annual awards banquet of the chemical engineering conference in Vancouver last October.

With a stated goal of becoming the "world's greenest city" by 2020, Vancouver was the perfect locale for a conference with the theme of "Energy, Environment and Sustainability." The 62nd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, held from October 14-17, 2012, brought together over 1,000 delegates from around the world to discuss the latest research in a variety of process-related disciplines.

Time to renew your CIC membership for 2013
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Be sure to maintain your Canadian Society for Chemistry, Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering or Canadian Society for Chemical Technology membership to continue to access CIC member benefits like ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News, reduced registration rates for conferences and professional development courses and access to our career service initiatives. Renew now at, where you can also sign up for our convenient automatic renewal service to save you time next year!

Feds to unemployed: Get busy in job search
London Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The unemployed will either get a hand finding work or a kick in the pants to get moving in their job search thanks to Employment Insurance (EI) changes now in effect. Among the changes that took effect is a new Job Alerts system that sends e-mails to subscribers twice a day about jobs that match their skills. "The new Job Alerts system is an important part of our government's plan to better connect Canadians with available jobs in their area," Human Resources Minister Diane Finley said in a statement. More

Social media maintenance is necessary before a job interview
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Based on the responses to a 2012 survey conducted by Adecco Staffing US, 70 per cent of hiring managers believe that the presence of compromising content on millennial job seekers' social media pages can become a problem for them when interviewing for a position. As a result, millennials, and job seekers from other generations, should clean up their social media profiles before they apply for a position. More

Province leads employment growth in Canada
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Numbers show Newfoundland and Labrador led the country in employment growth in 2012. Statistics Canada says the number of jobs in the province grew by almost four per cent, bringing the unemployment rate down to 11.5 per cent. Finance Minister Tom Marshall said investment in the province is spurring the growth. "Capital investment, business capital investment in this province, it's 32 per cent up this year — it's $10 billion and it's driving employment," Marshall said. "We have more people working in the province than at any time in our history." Marshall said the new jobs consist of mainly full-time positions. More

Hot or not? Canada's sturdy job market varied below the surface
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Canada's labour market put in a remarkably sturdy showing in 2012, given the choppy global economic climate and a marked slowdown in domestic activity in the last half of the year. All told, employers churned out 312,000 jobs — all in full time work — and the country's unemployment rate ebbed to a four-year low of 7.1 per cent in December from 7.5 per cent a year earlier. More

Acing the only 3 true job interview questions
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Acing your response to an interview question requires pivoting off your basic answer to reinforce your strengths, motivation or fit — depending upon the true underlying question. If you don't answer the question, you get an F. If you simply answer it, you get a C or maybe a B. An A, and ultimately getting the job in most cases, requires more. More

Didn't get that dream job? There's still hope
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You've found your dream job. The interviews are done, and when the phone rings you'll jump up and shout "yes" to the offer that will lead to career bliss. Instead, the call brings disappointment: You didn't land the job after all. "I was destroyed," said Shalini Phillips, 35, remembering how she felt when she picked up the phone. Everyone hopes to land a dream job, but not everyone succeeds. A recent LinkedIn global study found that 70 per cent of professionals said the most important characteristic of a dream job is "taking pleasure in your work," followed by "helping others" and receiving a "high salary." More

10 tips for acing the MBA interview
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For thousands of MBA hopefuls, January is the month when they hit the "submit" button on their applications to the world's top business schools. Having crafted their essays, nailed the GMAT, tightened their resume, and cajoled their supervisors for a letter of recommendation, everything is set to meet the round two deadline for schools across the country. The applicant hopes that the next time they will hear from the schools is not with an offer of a place (that may come later), but with an offer of an interview. More

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