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Comparison of Reactors for the Fischer-Tropsch Reaction (Davis)

Reactors for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis must be able to tolerate the reaction exotherm, the diversity of products and the impact of diffusing for the catalyst. In addition, the reactor will significantly impact the physical properties of the catalyst that must be met. The variety of reactors that have been utilized and their advantages as well as disadvantages will be considered.
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Polymer Nanocavity-Based Sensing Technologies (Serpe)

Optical devices composed of two mirrors deposited on either side of a planar, dielectric material are known as interferometers or "etalons". This presentation will detail our research efforts in this area with a focus on controlling the optical properties of the devices and how they can be used for sensing and biosensing applications.
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Free Networking Webinar
CIC
Join us Wednesday, January 29th at noon for Effective Networking for the Reluctant Networker led by CareerJoy's founder and head coach, Alan Kearns. Learn along with your peers — most are in a similar life situation, asking the same questions and facing the same challenges.
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Pacifichem 2015 Call for Symposium
CIC
The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) invites you to submit a symposium proposal for Pacifichem 2015. Round two of symposium proposals are open until March 1, 2014.
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Networking tricks for college entrepreneurs
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Being in college is a perfect time to understand, begin to effectively meet people and stay connected. Connections are critical to getting a startup off the ground. Everything from hiring to being introduced to mentors was done through the power of networking. And the stronger your network, the greater the resources.

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Canada facing engineer shortage
St. Albert Leader
With our increasingly complex technical, social and environmental challenges, Canada is facing a critical shortage of engineers, particularly those who go beyond the undergraduate designation. Canada will fall behind without engineering leaders commanding the charge: "Canada lacks the highly trained talent to drive innovation and sustain competitiveness," says Dr. Steven Dew, associate dean of the faculty of engineering at the University of Alberta.

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Ontario graduate degree survey shows where money, jobs are
Huffington Post
Many undergraduate degrees — including some that are considered a surefire bet — aren't quite the job magnets they used to be, according to a new survey of Ontario graduates. The Council of Ontario Universities' 2012 Grad Survey shows that employment rates six months and two years after 2010 graduates earned their degrees fell for a number of programs, even as Canada's economy recovered from the financial crisis of 2008-2009.

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Networking tricks for college entrepreneurs
Entrepreneur
Being in college is a perfect time to understand, begin to effectively meet people and stay connected. Connections are critical to getting a startup off the ground. Everything from hiring to being introduced to mentors was done through the power of networking. And the stronger your network, the greater the resources.
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Tim Hudak promises a million jobs over 8 years
Toronto Star
Tim Hudak says he's got a plan to create one million jobs over eight years. On the heels of Ontario losing 39,000 jobs last month, the Progressive Conservative leader will provide details about his private member's bill and how his party plans to go about it. According to Statistics Canada, Ontario's employment fell by 39,000 jobs in December, pushing the unemployment rate up 0.7 percentage points to 7.9 per cent, compared to 6.5 per cent in September 2008. Last month 588,500 Ontarians were out of work.
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Networking benefits women without offices
Northumberland Today
In today's economic landscape networking is one of the most effective ways to build a small- to medium-sized business. Women choose to operate their businesses from home, studios and even their vehicles for many reasons. The flexibility to set hours to accommodate family needs, a way to keep their overhead low during their start-up period, and, as in the case of house painters, trainers and the like, having no need for a public location are the most common.
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Interviewing: Close the sale with the right message
Business Management
When interviewing applicants, it’s important for supervisors to discover the person’s skill level and to see if they’d be a good fit for the organization. But it’s also important for the interviewer to exude positive energy and let the candidate know that this is a great place to work.
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Manfacturing new jobs: Report urges Hamilton to pursue sector
Hamilton Spectator
The city needs to up its game when it comes to growing its advanced manufacturing sector, recommends a report. The report by Deloitte urges Hamilton to join some of its municipal competitors to "aggressively pursue advanced manufacturing investments, in particular high-profile users" and to consider offering financial incentives to lure employers to the city.
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Solid preparation for interviews will help land that dream job
The Telegraph
Success at job interviews comes from a combination of factors which ensure that potential employers see you at your best on the day of the interview. Assuming that you have the right skills and experience and you do well at the interview then you have every chance of being offered the job. However, there is nothing more frustrating than walking out of an interview knowing that you could have done much better or that you answered a particular question badly.
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How to prepare young people for jobs of the future
The Huffington Post
With the world changing as fast as it is — industries rising, evolving and crashing; technology leading to more efficient, effective ways of doing everything; globalization interconnecting us all; and a whole new generation emerging and entering the workforce — how do we best ensure young people are prepared for the world of work from here forward? Keep in mind that along with the jobs being phased out, countless more jobs don't even exist yet.
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