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Carbon Nanomaterials Supported Ni(OH)2/NiO Hybrid Flower Structure for Supercapacitor
Brian K. Kim
In this study, flower-shaped NiO/-Ni(OH)2 hybrid structures were synthesized by a solvothermal process. The microstructure, surface morphology, and surface area of the synthesized materials were characterized by XRD, SEM, and BET. It was discovered that this unique hybrid structure exhibits outstanding capacitive performance in basic electrolyte.
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High Denisty Sodium and Lithium Ion Battery Anodes from Banana Peels
David Mitlin
Banana peel pseudographite (BPPG) offers superb dual functionality for sodium ion battery (NIB) and lithium ion battery (LIB) anodes. The materials possess low surface areas (19 - 217 m2 g-1) and a relatively high electrode packing density (0.75 g cm-3 vs. ~ 1 g cm-3 for graphite).
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Pacifichem 2015 Call for Abstracts Extended to April 15

There is still time to 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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Informed consent — #Scispends survey

Dr. Edward Hind and Dr. Brett Favaro would like your input for a study that will examine how much of their own personal money scientists spend on their research programs, and to compare these values across stage of career.
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Why Canada has an 182,000 IT talent shortage while lots of tech professionals are out of work
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ICTC, which is a government-funded labour market intelligence and industry skills standard body, also projected that "homegrown ICT talent will not be sufficient" to meet these upcoming hiring requirements. Naturally, the feedback we go was: Where are all these jobs? ICTC's report identifies skills mismatch, demand and supply imbalances and aging workforce as some of the reasons behind the talent gap.

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Investing in first-in-Canada technology, supporting Ontario's vital manufacturing sector
Marketwired
Fibracast, a Hamilton-based manufacturer of advanced membrane technologies used in water treatment, will receive a $10 million repayable contribution under FedDev Ontario's Advanced Manufacturing Fund (AMF). The Harper Government's investment will lead to the development of transformative products and first-in-Canada technologies to help Ontario manufacturers create high-quality, highly-skilled jobs and compete globally.

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Tech jobs plentiful
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More than 6,500 skilled individuals are the driving force of the Okanagan's billion-dollar tech industry but a recent national report forecasts a shortage of the homegrown talent to fill the demand for tech jobs by 2019. It is clear there are opportunities in the Okanagan to take advantage of job openings in the rapidly growing tech sector.
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LU engineering students win national competition
Northern Life
Laurentian University's Bharti School of Engineering made history last month as both Junior and Senior Design teams won the 2015 Canadian Engineering Competition (CEC) in St. John's, Newfoundland. After the Junior Design team won the Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) earlier in the winter and the Senior Design team came in second, both teams qualified to represent Ontario at the nationwide 2015 CEC.
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These 4 common mistakes could land your résumé in the reject pile
Financial Post
What information should I include in my résumé? It's a simple question with a straightforward answer: contact information, an opening statement, certifications and awards, skills, work experience and education. But in today's job market, the more pressing question is: What should I leave out? Not only will asking and answering this question help you sharpen your résumé, it could be the difference between getting filed in the reject pile and landing an interview.
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Is innovation the silver bullet for Canada's skills gap?
Financial Post
The looming skills gap has been casting a pall over Canada's economic picture for some time now, and experts are divided on the solution. We know Baby Boomers are retiring in large numbers and there aren't enough qualified workers to fill their roles. We also know the ability to both foster and supply a steady stream of skilled talent to support business innovation is a critical factor in our ability to compete on a global stage.
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Canadian job security takes a hit after layoff carnage in energy and retail
Financial Post
Canadians who say their employment isn't fully secure rose to 15 per cent, the highest since June 2013, according to a weekly survey by Nanos Research Group. The share who say their jobs are at least somewhat secure has declined to 68.9 per cent, the lowest since early January. High-profile companies have recently announced closings and Canada's unemployment rate is at a five-month high as the country copes with the plunge in oil prices and consolidation in the retail industry.
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