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Trends in Vehicle Electrification and High-energy Battery Materials
Mark Verbrugge
Vehicle electrification is a primary theme in personal transportation. The degree of increased electrification ranges from 12 V start-stop systems to pure battery electric vehicles. In this talk, we highlight the drivers for these trends and current vehicle products. We shall discuss recent technical work associated with the estimation of lithium ion cell life, commensurate with high-energy batteries.
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Growth of Electrochemical Engineering in a Clean Sustainable Energy Future
David P. Wilkinson
Electrochemical technologies provide the promise of being one of the important long-term solutions to energy and resource sustainability while minimizing environmental footprint. This talk will cover some key aspects of electrochemical technology and commercialization in a clean sustainable energy future. A view will also be provided on potential future research and development directions using some examples from our research.
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CIC/SCI Canada Business Innovation Seminar is March 26 in Calgary
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This annual business-focused seminar features leaders from industry and academia who highlight innovation and developments from emerging or established national and international companies in the chemical related sectors. Student members can attend this event for FREE!
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CSChE 2015 Call for Papers
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Abstract submission for the 65th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference is now open. Submit your abstract by May 15 to be considered for an oral or poster presentation.
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The surprising places where Canada is creating jobs
Huffington Post
Canada's job market may not be struggling quite as badly as recent reports suggest, according to new numbers from StatsCan. The agency's labour force survey, released last month, found Canada lost 4,300 jobs in December, but an alternate measure released this week says the country actually added 21,800 jobs that month.
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Canada's science, technology and innovation strategy creating jobs and opportunities, says Minister of State Holder
Marketwired
During a keynote address at the Economic Club of Canada today, the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), outlined how the Harper Government's updated science, technology and innovation (ST&I) strategy is building on Canada's strengths in science to provide Canadians with a better quality of life while creating jobs and prosperity through new discoveries and business opportunities. The Minister of State marked the occasion by announcing the new harmonized Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications.
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The best paying STEM jobs aren't in IT or on the West Coast
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The best area in the United States for STEM pay isn't located in California — but rather 2,800-plus miles away in Bethesda, Maryland. That is according to a new study from SmartAsset, a venture-backed financial tech company, which also found that on average, the top-paying STEM jobs were in engineering and mathematics, not tech. "While many of the most high-profile STEM successes in recent years have come from the world of tech startups," the study summary notes.

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Poll: Majority of Canadians expect to work past 65
CTV News
A new poll suggests Canadian workers are becoming increasingly pessimistic about their chances of retiring at 65. The Sun Life Poll — entitled the "Unretirement Index" — revealed that about 60 per cent of respondents thought they would still be working either full- or part-time when they reach the age of 65. The poll has been conducted annually since 2008.

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We don't need more STEM majors — we need more STEM majors with liberal arts training
Washington Post
The Obama administration has set a goal of increasing STEM graduates by one million by 2022, and the "desperate need" for more STEM students makes regular headlines. As a chemist, I agree that remaining competitive in the sciences is a critical issue. But as an instructor, I also think that if American STEM grads are going lead the world in innovation, then their science education cannot be divorced from the liberal arts.

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Aboriginal Canadians in engineering and geoscience
Leader-Post
Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway, Engineerin-Training, is a distribution engineer at SaskEnergy. She grew up in Regina and Saskatoon, but graduated from high school at the White Bear Education Complex. She obtained a mathematics degree from the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, now called the First Nations University of Canada, and went on to take civil engineering at the University of Calgary.
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Job grants good for the community
Yorkton News
The Government of Saskatchewan has partnered with the Government of Canada to introduce the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant to help employers train workers to meet their specific workforce needs. The Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant will put skills training decisions in the hands of Saskatchewan employers and help workers get the training they need for available jobs. Through this program, employers and government will partner to fund training for unemployed or underemployed individuals leading to a new or better full-time job.
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Petroleum Engineering degree opportunity to be offered in fall in Mississippi
The Reflector
Mississippi State University will offer a degree in petroleum engineering under the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering. Jason M. Keith, interim dean and professor, said it will be a four-year degree, and the university expects to enroll twenty-five students per year, resulting in a total of 100 students in the program.
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