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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
John Grace    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Examples and areas of concerns, from a Canadian perspective, on the challenges of the profession of chemical engineering. More

Electrothermal's CMU Electromantle: A Heating Workhorse

Electrothermal, one of four highly respected Bibby Scientific brands, is home to the famous “ElectroMantle” family of over 50 different models of heating mantles. For 70 years, Electrothermal has been the market leader in supplying Electromantles, melting point apparatus, heating controllers, histology equipment, Kjeldahl equipment and 13 different reaction stations.   more

App for the elements
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A new iPod, iPad and Playbook app, available for free, connects user to the interactive periodic table produced by Chem13 News and sponsored by the CIC Chemical Education Fund during 2011, the International Year of Chemistry. High school students from all over Canada created images for each of the elements. Find more at

Pacifichem call for symposium submissions open
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The first round Call for Symposium Submissions for the Pacifichem Congress, scheduled to run Dec. 15-20, 2015, opened on January 1, 2013. Find out more at

Expand your job search: Go big by thinking small
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Job searches increasingly mirror consumer behavior. Employers with job openings market their opportunities and brand and job seekers respond to that brand messaging. It's clear that the trendiness and "cool factor" of the organization's products and services makes a significant positive difference in candidate interest and affinity — sometimes even more so than the actual job opportunities and responsibilities. More

10 tips for boomers to become entrepreneurs
MarketWatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Only about half of new companies make it past their fifth year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. "People should not buy the myth that all they need is a good idea," said Nancy Strojny, chairwoman of the Portland, Maine, chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit that offers free mentoring to aspiring business owners. "In reality, it's never the idea, it's always the execution," said Strojny, who is also principal of her own business, Beauty Vantage Consulting, a marketing firm focused on the hotel industry. More

LinkedIn is now the preferred tool for recruiters
The Boston Globe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"LinkedIn has become 'must have' within our industry," said Jason Smith, senior vice president at KNF&T Staffing and Resources, a Boston recruiting firm. "LinkedIn started out more as a networking tool for people, but it has become more jobs oriented in recent years." For job seekers, whether ­actively pursuing new positions or just keeping their options open, that underscores the importance of creating and maintaining thorough, accurate, ­updated profiles. More

The highest paying jobs in 2013
Yahoo! Canada    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While identifying lucrative and prosperous career options is worthwhile, it can be particularly difficult within an unstable macro-environment. With this in mind, it can be difficult to determine which jobs are likely to offer the greatest monetary rewards in 2013. The following options all offer excellent financial remuneration while appealing to a broad range of social demographics. More

Federal government launches summer job program for students
Calgary Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Conservative government says it will subsidize up to 36,000 summer jobs for students across Canada this year. Ted Menzies, Alberta MP and minister of state for finance in the Harper government, recently launched Canada Summer Jobs 2013 in Calgary. The program sees the federal government fund up to 100 per cent of the provincial minimum wage for mandatory employment-related costs for non-profit organizations hiring students. Public sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible for up to half of those costs. More

5 ways to be a smart social media user in your job hunt
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As a job seeker, how active do you have to be on social media? If you aren't, will hiring managers think you're out of touch with the fast-paced social media world we live in and put your résumé at the bottom of the pile? Because the use of social media sites has caught on relatively recently, some companies are further ahead than others, said John Stockwell, Toronto-based director of talent management at human resources consulting firm Morneau Shepell. More

Leadership and career development
Construction Week Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Facility management companies across the GGC have recognized that cost is a key driver in the delivery of the facilities service and the importance of development of staff is a critical factor in providing sustainable and cost effective services. Training and development is rapidly becoming the backbone of the FM industry. This ensures employees are adequately trained in health and safety, hard and soft services, and have a sound knowledge of procedures and government legislation. More

Macklem warns Canada's outlook weak despite recent job growth
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Bank of Canada, looking past surprisingly strong job growth at the end of 2012, is downgrading its short-term outlook for the economy as exports continue to languish. Speaking at Queen's University in Kingston, ON, Tiff Macklem, the central bank's senior deputy governor, said "near-term momentum appears to be slightly softer than previously anticipated." More

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