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Keynote Lecture: Nonconvex Generalized Benders Decomposition and Piecewise Convex Relaxations for Optimal Process Design and Operation Under Uncertainty
Xiang Li
A global optimization method called nonconvex generalized Benders decomposition (NGBD) has been developed to solve a class of stochastic nonconvex mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) to global optimality efficiently.
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R.S. Jane Memorial Award Lecture: Blood, Guts and Chemical Engineering 2.0
Michael Sefton
The introduction of bioengineering and biomedical engineering in chemical engineering programs and how they provide new interest in chemical engineering studies.
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Keynote Lecture: PET/Clay Nanocomposites: Effect of Chain Extender on the Morphology and Properties
Pierre Carreau
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) undergoes chain scission due to thermo-mechanical degredation. A multifunctional epoxy-based chain extender was employed to rebuild the molecular weight, increase the shear force, and consequently improving the silicate layers dispersion.
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New award for biological and medicinal chemistry
CIC
The Canadian Society for Chemistry added a new award to its roster last fall. Called The Teva Canada Limited Biological and Medicinal Chemistry (BMC) Lectureship Award, it bears the name of its sponsor, a Toronto-based generic pharmaceutical company. The award will be presented to a scientist who has made a distinguished contribution to the field of biological or medicinal chemistry within the past five years of the initial nomination deadline date while working in Canada. Find out more at www.cheminst.ca/awards.
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ACCN columnist launches new book
CIC
Joe Schwarcz launched a new book, The Right Chemistry, last November. Published by Doubleday Canada, the book is a collection of essays and shorter items addressing the theme of chemicals in everyday life including health, nutrition, beauty products, cleaning products, DNA, and the means by which Lady Gaga's meat dress was held together. Read Schwarcz's latest column in ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News here.
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LinkedIn revamps its job search page, seeking higher engagement
Gizbot
According to a latest report by Slashgear, LinkedIn has renewed its job search engine, and the move is to help its users find jobs and careers effortlessly. A bunch of new features is being added to the new version of job page, and this is going to make job search an easy affair for LinkedIn users. The job search engine has been revamped as a whole and is all set to get a new look and feel. The newly added features in the job search lists will enable users find jobs that match qualities that interest users.
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How to network like a professional
Adelaide Now
Fortune Magazine declared him the best networker in Silicon Valley. Adam Rifkin shares his secrets on how to network like a pro to help you land that dream job and score a promotion.
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HR firm expects Vancouver job boost
The Vancouver Sun
Human resources agency Randstad Canada is predicting a respectable job market for skilled workers in Vancouver this year. The company said in a news release that it is seeing significant pent-up demand for workers, particularly in the technology and industrial sectors.
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Canada must streamline education to turn degrees into jobs
Financial Post
The overabundance of general degree graduates in Canada has led to dismal underemployment figures, explains Donnalee Bell, senior consultant with the Canadian Career Development Foundation in Ottawa. "What statistics don't tell you is that the system is churning out more BAs than we can possibly absorb. In fact, OECD [Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development] ranks Canada as number two in underemployment of youth. Only Spain is ahead at 50 per cent."
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Social media profiles replacing resumes in the job hunt
Life Inc.
Employers and recruiters are sifting through the LinkedIn and Twitter pages of prospective job candidates and reaching out to them directly. For professionals offered jobs out of the blue, this can be a great career boost. The practice also highlights the importance of keeping your social media footprint relevant, human resources and recruiting experts say, because those accounts could become de facto resumés that can make — or break — a job opportunity.
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