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Challenges in Enhancing Barrier Properties of Paper Products
Zou
A discussion of the challenges faced in enhancing the barrier properties of paper products.
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The Potential of Algal Biorefineries for the Mitigation of Food, Fuel and Pollution Challenges
Bassi
The world is currently facing increasing challenges for new sources of energy while requiring the mitigation of pollution due to an increasing human population and greater stress on existing resources. The algal bio-refinery concept integrates into the overall forest bio-refinery and offers complementary approaches to provide solutions to the challenges mentioned above.
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Raman Spectroscopy Workshop at CSC2014
CIC
ProSpect Scientific Inc. and Renishaw (Canada) Ltd. are pleased to offer a free one-day workshop entitled "Raman Spectroscopy — Current Applications and Instrumentation" during the CSC2014 conference in Vancouver.
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CALA's C3 agenda is now live
CIC
With optional workshops on Monday June 2nd, over twenty concurrent break-out sessions over two days, and keynote presentations from Bob McDonald (CBC Radio) and Peter Unger (ILAC),C3 is sure to be a 25th anniversary conference worth attending. This finalized agenda features three streams: technologies, quality management, and regulatory.
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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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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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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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Where the hot jobs are for graduates
The Globe and Mail
A growing interest in entrepreneurship means some graduates will forego a high salary now for potentially-high remuneration later if a start-up hits the jackpot. Meanwhile, employers increasingly look to connect with MBA students earlier in the recruitment cycle to identify prospective hires long before graduation day. More companies are choosing to come on campus, with real estate and mining companies now jostling with the big-three MBA recruiters.
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Barbara Yaffe: Career tips for today's youth
The Vancouver Sun
Become a doctor, my parents urged my brother. Thinking traditionally, they wanted me to enroll in nursing. Of course, in the way of young adults, my brother and I ignored their counsel. Turns out, nearly a half-century later, this still would be good advice for any B.C. student choosing a course of study to give them the best employment odds.
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Canadian clean technology is going for gold
Toronto Star
With the right policies, clean technology could become a $50 billion industry and employ 100,000 Canadians by 2022. Analytica Advisors, an Ottawa-based company, has monitored Canada's expanding clean technology sector for five years. In its 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report, Analytica Advisors has confirmed that not only is this industry broader and deeper than previously thought, it is steadily growing.
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Ontario's job market undergoing 'seismic shift' from full- to part-time jobs
Toronto Star
Ontario's labour market is in tumult as the province slides from a workforce of steady full-time jobs to shaky part-time posts, warns a new study. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives notes the troubling trend predates the recent global recession that has left the economy sputtering for years.
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Victoria job fairs highlight alarming trends
Victoria News
Victorians may boast some of the lowest official unemployment numbers in Canada, but statistics gathered at local job fairs are highlighting alarming trends, say organizers. Since last November, GT Hiring Solutions has hosted three hiring fairs, the most recent attracting more than 1,100 people and 42 employers at a downtown church.
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