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Chemical and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass
Zhen Fang
In this presentation, first, fast hydrolysis process is introduced Secondly, acidic/basic solid catalysts with nano- or micro-sized particles were synthesized by co-precipitation for the hydrolysis of biomass at low temperatures.
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Design Rules for Cellulose Adhesive Microgels
Robert Pelton
Nanostructured adhesive layers were prepared by adsorbing and/or grafting polyvinylamine (PVAm) onto carboxylated poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) ( PNIPAM) microgels 1 that were then assembled between layers of wet oxidized cellulose. The experimental results and simulations from a model have led to 4 design rules which are discussed in this presentation.
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CSCT Western Student Symposium
CIC
Join the CSCT Mar. 21-21, 2014 on the NAIT campus for the CSCT Western Student Symposium. This symposium offers a chance to meet students from other colleges, listen to presentations, view posters, present your work and socialize.
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Free networking webinar
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Join us Wednesday, Jan. 29 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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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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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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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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More university grads applying to Ontario colleges
CBC News
Ontario's colleges are seeing a rise in the number of applications from students with university degrees, a trend that may be fuelled by a difficult job market. Over the past five years, the number of applications from students with university degrees has jumped some 40 per cent.
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Girls hear about careers in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing
Hudson Star-Observer
With close to 200 girls turning out, this year's Women in STEM event, held at Hudson Middle School, drew twice as many interested students as last year. More than 30 exhibitors participated including many local businesses and manufacturers, all talking with interested young women and their parents about the promising career opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and manufacturing.
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Recruiting firm specializes in Gen Y candidates
The Globe and Mail
It's one thing to start a recruiting firm that specializes in a certain field or marketplace. A young Alberta couple has taken the next logical step by launching a recruiting network that focuses on an age bracket: The often-mythologized Generation Y.
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Employers: Skills shortage top concern
Toronto Star
Canadian employers' top concern is the shortage of skilled workers but they're divided on how to address the issue. About half of the employers surveyed say its up to them to offer more training, while the other half believe job seekers must come with the right skills and attitude, the survey for a non-profit career counselling research organization found.
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Provinces remain united over Canada Job Grant concerns
CBC News
Provincial and territorial labour ministers emerged from a teleconference call united in their position that the Canada Job Grant, a new skills training program scheduled to come into effect on April 1, should not come at the expense of existing training programs for Canada's most vulnerable workers.
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Toronto's jobs growth among the highest in Canada — but so is the jobless rate.
Toronto Star
Despite the Toronto area's relatively high unemployment rate, more residents found work, and at a higher than average pace, in 2013, according to Statistics Canada data. Employment rose an impressive 3.8 per cent in the Toronto Census Metropolitan Area, which includes most of the GTA's suburban regions, with the exception of Oshawa.
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