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Keynote Lecture: Nonconvex Generalized Benders Decomposition and Piecewise Convex Relaxations for Optimal Process Design and Operation Under Uncertainty
Xiang Li
A global optimization method called nonconvex generalized Benders decomposition (NGBD) has been developed to solve a class of stochastic nonconvex mixed-integer nonlinear programming (MINLP) to global optimality efficiently.
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R.S. Jane Memorial Award Lecture: Blood, Guts and Chemical Engineering 2.0
Michael Sefton
The introduction of bioengineering and biomedical engineering in chemical engineering programs and how they provide new interest in chemical engineering studies.
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Keynote Lecture: PET/Clay Nanocomposites: Effect of Chain Extender on the Morphology and Properties
Pierre Carreau
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) undergoes chain scission due to thermo-mechanical degredation. A multifunctional epoxy-based chain extender was employed to rebuild the molecular weight, increase the shear force, and consequently improving the silicate layers dispersion.
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Electrothermal's CMU Electromantle: A Heating Workhorse

Electrothermal, one of four highly respected Bibby Scientific brands, is home to the famous “ElectroMantle” family of over 50 different models of heating mantles. For 70 years, Electrothermal has been the market leader in supplying Electromantles, melting point apparatus, heating controllers, histology equipment, Kjeldahl equipment and 13 different reaction stations.  
 


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Crystal Growing Competition results are in
CIC

Copper (II) sulfate was the medium of choice for the 2012 National Crystal Growing Competition, which took place from Oct. 8 to Nov 12, 2012 and was sponsored by Anachemia Science (a VWR company).

The best overall crystal from the 2012 Crystal Growing Competition was grown by Sarah Dérosby, Myriam Beaudin and Alexandre Fallu of École Mgr-Labrie, Havre-St-Pierre, QC. Second place overall went to George Sung, Benny Tang and Ian Shan of Point Grey Secondary School, Vancouver, B.C., and third place to Josh Lee of Fredericton High School, Fredericton, N.B.

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CSChE2013 call for papers now open
CIC
The call for papers for the 63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, to be held Oct. 20-23, 2013 in Fredericton, N.B., will be open from Mar. 12 to June 4, 2013.
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Tips for surviving — and acing — your phone interview
Business Insider
So you applied for your dream job, and someone called you back! How exciting. Just as your anticipation starts building for the next steps, though, you hear the words "phone interview." This means you won't have the opportunity to arrive early, demonstrate your keen fashion sense and come prepared with multiple copies of your resume on fancy paper.
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New job a mistake? Tips for a fast exit
The Wall Street Journal
Leaving a post less than a year after being hired is a risky, but often necessary move. It requires careful action because inevitably, someone will be unhappy about the fast quit. At a minimum, experts say, you should bend over backward to help during the transition. You also should craft a strong rationale so future potential employers don't raise an eyebrow.
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6 sure ways to sabotage your job search
Forbes
In today's technology-centric workplace, there are more ways than ever to mess up when you're trying to get hired. From incriminating tweets to questionable Facebook photos, the road to a new job is littered with minefields. To help you avoid a costly faux pas, here's a list of the six missteps that will sabotage your job search.
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The future of jobs in Canada
Maclean's
The country is in dire need of engineers, health workers and skilled tradespeople. Yet tens of thousands of students continue to pursue degrees in the arts and humanities. The result is an unemployment rate that refuses to fall below seven per cent (about 13.5 per cent among youth), while employers increasingly complain about vacant jobs that promise good wages — particularly in Western Canada, where the oil, gas and mining industries are booming.
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Your attitude at work is everything
LinkedIn
Redefine your job at work, change the way people perceive you — and you can become limitless. There are many examples of people "giving themselves a promotion" at work: There's the salesperson who becomes an expert consultant and whose customers come to him for help — driving sales through the roof. No matter what your job title is, you can get creative, choose to see your role differently, take on new tasks, and make a huge positive impression on customers, prospects, colleagues, and bosses.

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CIC and CSC award winners announced
CIC
Most of this year’s CIC and CSC award recipients were officially announced with the release of the March/April issue of ACCN, the Canadian Chemical News.

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Advice on how to be good at business in the real world
The Scribe
Three letters symbolize one of the most powerful terms in all of business: CEO. For some business majors, it's the ultimate dream. Those letters symbolize more than a title. They symbolize a work ethic and a path less travelled. But in order to get to that destination, one must be able to navigate the route.

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Job-seekers meet hiring firms from across Canada
CBC News
Larry Wear owns a construction company in Vancouver and says recruiting has been hard. "The labour pool is basically drying up," Wear said. "It's hard to find employees with any kind of trades." Wear said things have changed from days when it was easy to find people. Now employers are doing everything they can think of, to attract qualified workers.
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Peeved Harper aims at 'remaking Canadian labour force'
CBC News
Canada's longstanding shortage of skilled workers has apparently made Prime Minister Stephen Harper mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore. Sources tell CBC News that, for the past year, the prime minister has been banging heads in his government to come up with new ways to help Canadians get the right skills for the right jobs — namely, thousands of vacancies that companies are begging to fill.
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