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Enhanced Recovery and Upgrading of Bitumen and Heavy Oils Using Nano-Catalyzed Based Processes
Pereira Almao
Upgrading of heavy oils using nano-catalysts is economically achievable at lower temperatures pressures than used in most upgraders. Advanced manufacturing of nano-catalysts has enabled the development of two lines of heavy oils upgrading processes: Upgrading on field and In Situ. The most technically relevant features of nano-catalytic technologies for Field and In Situ Upgrading will be deployed in this talk disclosing the many versatile scheme options so far conceived for their deployment.
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In Situ Investigation of Catalysts by X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy
Yongfeng Hu
This presentation highlighta the advantages of employing beamlines covering soft X-ray, medium energy and hard X-ray; studying the in situ reactions with both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts; and by combining techniques that provide information in multiple dimensions such as electronic structure, spatial distribution and time-resolved dynamics.
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CSC2014 registration open
CIC
Registration for 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition is now open. Members of the CSC save a significant amount on conference registration fees. If you are not currently a member, take advantage of this discount by renewing your membership.
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Pacifichem 2015 call for symposium closes March 1
CIC
The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), a Founding Society of Pacifichem invites you to submit a symposium proposal for Pacifichem 2015. The Preliminary Program was released in late October, with 262 symposia from Round One. Round Two is open until March 1, 2014.
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23rd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis early registration closes March 1
CIC
The early registration deadline for the 23rd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis (Edmonton, Alberta, May 11 - 14, 2014) is March 1. Special room rates will be available at the symposium venue until April 11.
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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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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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Can and should vendors fill the engineering gap?
Plant Engineering
There are many reasons why end users and equipment builders require the help of outside engineering services. One is a long-term engineering shortage. I know this firsthand when filling open technical positions in my own engineering group. Of course, finding well-qualified candidates for any field of work can be a challenge, but engineering job vacancies require particularly intense recruitment efforts.
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Alberta best province in Canada for job seekers
Calgary Herald
Calgary is one of the best regions in the country for job seekers, but not the best, says job search engine Adzuna.ca. In its latest report, "Where are all the jobs?", the search engine compares the number of job listings to that of job-seekers in each of the largest metropolitan census areas in the country.
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Engineering event focuses on building careers for women
CTV News
The University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering opened its doors to give 250 high school students a first-hand look at its programs and facilities. The school hosted its Women in Engineering Day which introduces Grade 10 and 11 girls to career opportunities in the field of engineering.
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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.


Report: Middle-class dream a 'myth' in Canada's troubled economy
CTV News
Canada's middle-class is mortgaging its future to stay afloat, making the Canadian dream "a myth more than a reality." That's the blunt assessment of an internal Conservative government report, an unvarnished account of the plight of middle-income families that's in contrast to the rosier economic picture in the the recent budget.
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Youth unemployment: The chicken and the egg problem
Huffington Post
It's no secret that the job market for youth graduating from post-secondary education is competitive and challenging, with youth unemployment rates being twice the national average in Canada. A combination of both education and experience can be the ticket to an initial interview, however, youth are often faced with the 'no experience, no work; no work, no experience' dilemma. One that has left graduates with accumulated debt and limited options.
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