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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

Survey: High numbers of chemists suffer eye injuries
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Last summer, 347 CIC members participated in a survey conducted by CNIB (formerly the Canadian National Institute for the Blind) that sought to better understand the incidence and nature of laboratory eye injuries in Canada. The results of the survey, along with key recommendations, have now been released by CNIB. The study found that one in eighteen respondents (5.5 per cent) was found to have experienced at least one eye injury over the course of their careers. More

CSC 2013 deadline just weeks away
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The abstract submission deadline for the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, to be held May 26-30, 2013 in Québec, Que. is Feb. 15, 2013. Submit your abstract now and find out more at

Job networking through social media: The advantages of LinkedIn for college students
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A California-based company that launched in 2003, LinkedIn announced this month that the site has attracted more than 200 million users, but only 43 per cent of college students use the site. Still, the company has worked to appeal to college students specifically, adding options for users to list campus organizations they've joined and honors and awards they've received, along with relevant coursework and test scores. Job experts have informed interviewees that having LinkedIn profile in an age of technology is absolutely crucial for college students. More

Employment solutions for today's economy
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Today's job market requires the use of technology. Job applications have moved online for over 50 per cent of the nation's employers, computer knowledge is important for many industries including hospitality, retail, and warehousing. The job market for the uneducated appears to be shrinking, at least for jobs that pay a living wage. What are the job seekers to do? More

The graduate's million-dollar promise
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The message to young people is simple. If you want an extra million dollars, maybe more, just get a university degree. Your lifetime earnings will be at least that much more than those of someone with only a high school education. Or so says the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), quoting the 2006 census. The university establishment does not lack confidence on this matter. This number — the $1 million promise — has been around for quite some time, pretty much unchallenged. It is time to pose some simple questions about it. Do university graduates actually earn $1.3 million more than high school graduates? More

Career advice for graduates
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Instead of focusing on an industry or role that suits their strengths and passions, most students focus their efforts on landing the highest paying jobs after school without regard to how it matches with their abilities. Usually this means that anyone who can get a consulting or banking job follows the path blindly. More

The weirdest interview questions tech companies ask
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Career site Glassdoor has compiled its annual list of the oddest job interview questions that companies ask, and — surprise! — there's a bunch of questions from tech companies like Google, Amazon and Glassdoor analyzed more than 300,000 interview questions asked at real job interviews and posted by people who use its website to come up these whoppers. More

Canada jobs take flight, though economy stays grounded
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Canada's economy created far more jobs than expected in December, defying economic growth that remained sluggish and bolstering the likelihood of a central bank interest rate hike later this year. The economy added 39,800 jobs in December from November, Statistics Canada said, well above market expectations for 5,000 jobs and surpassing even the most bullish prediction in a Reuters poll of analysts. More

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