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Latest Developments in Chemical Mechanical Pulping of Hardwoods
Xu
Technologies involved in chemical mechanical pulping of hardwoods have undergone some significant developments for the last decade. The general trend has been that more and more projects use different combinations of alkali peroxide chemicals with different refining strategies, based on basic fundamental concept of P-RC APMP technology, and less using alkali sulfite for the pretreatment.
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Advances in Optical Properties of Paper and Prints
Farnood
A discussion of the recent advances in the optical properties of paper and prints.
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CSC & CSCT Student Chapter Merit Award Nomination due April 1
CIC
The Student Chapter Merit Award is offered as a means of recognizing and encouraging initiative and originality in Student Chapter programming in chemistry. Chapters will be responsible for submitting nominations.
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Join us at the National Job Fair
CIC
The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) and the Toronto CIC Local Section have teamed up with the National Job Fair and Training Expo to create the Chemical Institute of Canada Recruitment Zone. This event will be taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 2-3, 2014.
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STEM careers: Where are all the jobs?
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Software developers, medical health service managers, electrical engineers, radiologists, physical therapists, pharmacists, accountants, auditors, petroleum engineers to name a few. Those are some of the top 50 hottest jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Looking at the list of the top-paying fields, it is easy to realize that people don't quickly jump into them.

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Study: Quality of new jobs on the decline
The Globe and Mail
The vast majority of jobs created last year were part-time positions in what a new report calls a "lacklustre" year for Canada's labour market. Almost 95 per cent of net new positions were part-time, according to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce's analysis of the 2013 labour market, a year that saw the weakest job growth since 2009.

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Top tech jobs in San Francisco, New York and more
Mashable
Since its launch five years ago, the Mashable Job Board has been a hiring hub for more than 3,000 employers. We have showcased career opportunities from companies such as Google, Edelman, Viacom, Yelp, American Express, NBC Universal, Digitas and many others seeking to attract our audience.

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'West is best' on job creation, economists agree
CBC News
When it comes to job creation in Canada, there's Alberta and then there's everybody else. The latest employment data for February showed the oil-rich western province created an impressive 18,800 jobs, largely in construction, mining and oil and gas, while in the rest of the country overall employment fell.
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Canadian economy sheds 7,000 jobs, unemployment rate stable
Global News
Canada's jobs market continues to sputter as the economy gave back some of January's gains by shedding 7,000 workers overall in February, a disappointment to those hoping for a strong start to the year. The loss was tiny in relative terms and insufficient to alter the 7 per cent unemployment rate.
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International Women Day: Trades, engineering focus of B.C. discussions
Okanagan Life
"International Women's Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the many career options available to women," said BC Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond. "Doors are opening in every sector of our economy, and the increasing number of women in British Columbia who are launching careers in the skilled trades is a sign of this progress."
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Nestlé wants to empower more women to work in engineering
Food Production Daily
As the United Nations held its 6th Annual Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) in New York, Nestlé shared its efforts to encourage women worldwide to work in the marketplace and community. The manufacturer will send eight of its graduates to the Big Bang young scientists and engineers fair, at Birmingham NEC, in the U.K., including Hannah Whall, 23, a project engineer on Nestlé UK's Engineering Graduate Programme.
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Youth unemployment in Ottawa a tale of two job hunts
CBC News
Young people in Ottawa continue to have a tougher time finding a job than any other age group, and the search has only become tougher since the recession. But, some say, jobs for new graduates are still out there. Josh Jakubczak expected it might take three to six months to find a job after graduating from university. But those markers have come and gone, and he still spends every day at his parents' house, trolling job postings.
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We need solutions, not job 'crisis' blame
York Region
In our hyperbolic age, it's not uncommon for every quibble, no matter how minor, to be described as a crisis. Yet, there likely isn't a better label to affix to the plight of today's young people. Ontario's unemployment rate for workers of all ages is 7.5 per cent, whereas 16 per cent of this province's young people can't find work. That's above even the 13.7-per-cent national youth unemployment rate.
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