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Process Systems Engineering
Ignacio E. Grossmann
In this talk we give an overview of the nature of Process Systems Engineering (PSE), discuss some current major trends, and show how it fits in this Chemical Engineering (ChE) and the role it might play in the future.
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Stimulus-responsive Polymers
Milan Maric
Stimuli-responsive polymers are widely exploited in a number of modern biomedical, sensor and energy technologies. The rapid and reversible response to a stimuli is critically dependent on the polymer microstructure, which is influenced by the polymerization route.
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Abstract Submission for Pacifichem closes April 3
CIC
Join the CSC in Honolulu, Hawaii this December by submitting your abstract to Pacifichem 2015. Before submitting an abstract, review the Topic Area Schedule and the Technical Program and note the symposium’s Topic Area, Title, and Symposium ID #.
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CIC/SCI Canada FREE Student Networking Event
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Join us on March 26 in Calgary for the CIC/SCI Canada Business Innovation Seminar: Where Science Meets Business. Student members can attend this event for FREE!
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CIBC report: Job quality in Canada dives to record low — and there's no relief in sight
Financial Post
The quality of jobs in Canada has dipped to its lowest level in a quarter century, revealing a structural issue that could prove difficult to reverse, says a new study by CIBC. The big bank said its employment quality index, which slipped 1.8 per cent last year, was down 15 per cent since the early 1990s.
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Engineering school aims to reach 50:50 gender goal
EP&T
Toronto-based Lassonde School of Engineering at York University has launched a new $1.5 million challenge to become the first engineering school in Canada to reach a 50:50 gender balance. "Achieving a 50:50 gender balance should be a necessity for every engineering school. It is the single most significant change we can make to improve engineering education in Canada," says Janusz Kozinski, founding Dean of the Lassonde School of Engineering, as he unveiled the Lassonde 50:50 Challenge.
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Canada's science, technology and innovation strategy creating jobs and opportunities, says Minister of State Holder
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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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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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Northeast B.C.'s top 5 in-demand jobs
Business in Vancouver
It's no secret that the labour market is tight in the Peace. This past fall, WorkBC client services co-ordinator Jeanette Karasiuk said that in her 10 years working there, she'd never seen such a high demand for workers. According to Statistics Canada, as of September 2014, the unemployment rate for northeastern B.C. was 4 per cent, a stark contrast to the nationwide rate of 6.6 per cent, and much lower than the provincial rate of 5.4 per cent.
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Engineering a bright future: 10 female students to watch
U of T Engineering News
Whether it's combatting climate change, enhancing biomedical technologies or improving urban infrastructure, engineers are solving global challenges and making a positive impact on our world. Approaching these problems often requires diverse perspectives and multidisciplinary collaborations. And yet, as of 2013, women accounted for just 11.7 per cent of all professional engineers in Canada.
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Thinking about changing careers? Go where the jobs are
Financial Post
If you're thinking about going back to school to train for a new career, considering where the jobs are is at least as important as considering how you'd like to spend your workday. Doing some research can help you secure a good job in a high-growth sector — the holy grail of the job search. To get you started, here are two hot industries — both by demand and salary — worth considering.
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