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High Throughput Screening for Colloidal Product Development
Pelton
Formulated chemical products often involve many ingredients added to satisfy conflicting objectives. The variable space can quickly expand giving a difficult optimization problem. The essential problem is to develop latexes that satisfy three conflicting objectives — they must be hydrophobic, colloidally stable in salty water, and have a specific binding affinity to nickel ore surfaces.
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Environmental Evaluation of Bio-composites Using LCA — Comparison of Two Different Applications
Janssen
Bio-composites have been developed in order to decrease the use of non-renewable resources, such as crude oil (used for plastics manufacturing). In order to investigate the environmental advantages and drawbacks of bio-composites, a LCA was carried out for Durapulp, developed by Södra, and several alternative composites.
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CIC submits science and technology consultation
CIC
The CIC reviewed Industry Canada's science and technology consultation paper, and forwarded a response to the questions posed in the paper for consideration by the Minister.
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Free subscription to the Canadian Chemical News (ACCN) for Canadian high school science teachers
CIC
High school science teachers from across Canada now have free online access to ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News. The initiative will also encourage high school students to consider the many career options open to them within the chemical sciences.
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Next Steps in Green Chemistry Research Workshop
The Green Chemistry Initiative: University of Toronto
The Green Chemistry Initiative will be hosting a student workship May 21-23, 2014 at the University of Toronto St. George Campus.
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Re-evaluating the allure of STEM majors reveals core principles to be pursued by all
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If STEM jobs really conform to high-demand skills, one would expect to see both a rise in compensation for employees with these credentials and a comparatively low unemployment rate. But according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute published in April 2013, "For every two students that U.S. colleges graduate with STEM degrees, only one is hired into a STEM job."

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Commons' report echoes past messages on women in science
Chemistry World
Less talk, more action is the message from the House of Commons select committee on science and technology following another investigation into why there are still so few women at the top levels of science and engineering, despite 'clear imperatives and multiple initiatives.' The committee admitted that its inquiry did not uncover any new issues on the topic of gender diversity in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects, but that the situation was still changing very slowly.

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Canadian dollar strengthens on jobs data, then trims gains
The Wall Street Journal
The Canadian dollar ended higher recently after gaining ground in early trading on stronger-than-expected jobs data for Jannuary, and then relinquishing some of those gains. The Canadian dollar rallied sharply against the greeback after news that Canada's economy created more jobs than expected, while job creation in the U.S. fell well short of expectations.

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The job market paradox: 2 measures, opposite trends, high stakes
The Globe and Mail
Too many people without jobs. And at the same time, too many jobs without people. It's a paradox that ripples through a 54-page analysis of the state of Canada's labour market released with the recent federal budget. It's the first time such a paper has been published with the budget, offering insights into how the Conservative government views the current jobs market and future trends.
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Canada consumer sentiment ends 4-week slide on employment
Bloomberg
Canada's consumer sentiment rebounded from a four-week slump after January job gains bolstered optimism and the nation's currency pared losses. The Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index rose to 57.1 in the week ending Feb. 14 from a previous reading of 56.0, which was the lowest since May. Sentiment improved in every region except the prairies.
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Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. We are building a valuable resource for the chemical industry, but need your help to get it started. Visit the Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.


Careers boost for chemistry students
The Northern Echo
A new program has been launched to give chemistry students a step on the careers ladder. The TTE Technical Training Group has joined forces with Johnson Matthey and Teesside University to launch its 2014 Young Scientist Sponsored Undergraduate Programme and is hosting an special career event for A-Level chemistry students.
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Chemical engineers to gather in New Orleans
The Sacramento Bee
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers' annual spring meeting and global congress on process safety will be March 30 - April 3. The sessions will be based at the Hilton New Orleans-Riverside Hotel.
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