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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

Students in B.C. attempt to make the Guinness Book of World Records
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Students from Bert Edwards Science and Technology School in Kamloops B.C. conduct a "kissing balloons" experiment as part of a cross-Canada attempt to establish a new World Record for the Largest Practical Science Lesson at multiple locations. For the experiment, students blow towards two balloons tied to a string causing them to collide as a result of higher air pressure surrounding the balloons when air is pushed towards them.

Thousands of students at 135 locations participated in the record attempt, which also included a second experiment called the "Water Mister" that demonstrates Bernoulli's principle. The event took place last Oct. 12 to kick off National Science and Technology week that runs in conjunction with National Chemistry Week. Students will find out if their attempt was successful for inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Faculty advisor award deadline coming up
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Faculty Advisor Award nominations are due by Apr. 1, 2013. Take this opportunity to recognize the professor who has taken an active role in working with your Student Chapter. For more information go to

The world's best resume? Job seeker becomes Internet sensation
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Job seeker Philippe Dubost has become an Internet sensation after creating a unique and a creative resume. Dubost, a web product manager who wants to work for Amazon, turned his domain,, into an Amazon product page, complete with advertisements and reviews. He rewrote the text to read like a resume. It's full of links to email him and to view his LinkedIn profile. More

Job front: Social media expected to play bigger role in hiring
The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Social media will play a bigger role in companies' hiring decisions, the skills gap will continue to grow, and employers will find ways to cater to a more diverse, multi-generational workforce. Those are a few of the trends that placement firm Robert Half International expects will develop in 2013. "With recent advancements in social media, an increasingly diverse workforce and continued demand for skilled talent, employers and job seekers have much to prepare for in the new year," Katie Evans of Robert Half International said in a statement on the trends. More

Energy companies recruiting high volume of skilled trades workers
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Dominic Yague wasted little time putting his education to good use in one of Canada's hottest employment sectors. Yague completed his electrical engineering degree at Edmonton's University of Alberta in April of 2012. The following month he joined Suncor Energy's reliability engineering group at the Fort Hills oilsands project, north of Fort McMurray, AB. "I felt I had the unique chance of joining a project from the early stages," says Yague. More

How to convey positive attributes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
People that have worked with you in past roles probably know you work hard and produce quality work. Begin connecting and re-connecting with these contacts on LinkedIn and in person. Your contacts can refer you to companies with the following message: "This is a strong candidate. Strong work ethic. Learns quickly. Willing to do what it takes." It is easier for a professional contact to refer you to another professional in their network especially if that former colleague has observed your work firsthand. More

College seniors: The time to find a job is now
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If this is your (or your son's or daughter's) last year of college, it's time to get the job search in full gear. Here are ways to increase your odds of success. First, let's be clear. Your goal isn't to get a job this month, but rather to lay the groundwork so that you'll have a great job when you graduate. Start conversations, not interviews: Before you get interviews or offers, you need to start interacting with people who are already in the workforce. Reach out and have intelligent conversations with them. More

Connect to human networks to find breakout opportunities
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Opportunities do not float like clouds. They are firmly attached to individuals. If you're looking for an opportunity, you're really looking for people. If you're evaluating an opportunity, you're really evaluating people. If you're trying to marshal resources to go after an opportunity, you're really trying to enlist the support and involvement of other people. A company doesn't offer you a job, people do. Opportunities flow through congregations of people. More

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