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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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Celebrating Canadian chemistry at the CIC/SCI Canada seminar and awards dinner
CIC

Chemistry and chemical engineering students from across Canada were honoured with the Student Merit Award from SCI Canada, the business forum of the Chemical Institute of Canada, on Thursday, April 4, 2013.

How can Canada leverage its expertise in chemistry and business to build a greener, healthier and more prosperous future? That was the question addressed yesterday in Toronto as SCI Canada, the business forum of the Chemical Institute of Canada, held its third annual "Green, Clean and Sustainable" chemistry seminar. The afternoon event was followed by a gala dinner celebrating excellence in Canadian chemistry. The attendees — over 100 in all — included everyone from promising young students to decorated veterans of both industrial and academic chemistry. For highlights from the event, visit ChemistryMatters.ca, the CIC's blog.

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CSC following up on Canadian Research Knowledge Network announcement
CIC
The Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN) announced in November that it will terminate the national license agreement it has with the American Chemical Society effective at the end of 2013.
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3 ways to shorten your job search
Huffington Post
Can you go a year without a salary or stay in a job where you're not happy? That's about the length of time to find a new executive-level job. Actually, 11.9 months is the combined total of how long the senior-level executive respondents to ExecuNet's executive job market intelligence survey said they have already been searching and how much longer they expect it will be before landing a new role.
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Branding your LinkedIn profile for job search
Business 2 Community
Making your Linkedin profile identical to your resume can lose opportunities for you. Since your resume is customizable for each individual recipient, but your Linkedin profile can't be targeted for a single reader, you should use your Linkedin profile for two main job search goals: Being found in recruiter searches and pre-screening/Background checks of social media profiles.
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How to showcase your personal brand in a job interview
Forbes
A personal brand is your distinct talents and what you represent. It's what people say about you when you're not around, and how you're positioned in the marketplace "Personal branding is the process of unearthing your unique talents and communicating them, through various mediums, to the right audience," says Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding and author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success.
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Are you being too aggressive in your job search?
Yahoo! News
In today's job market, it's easy to feel like you need to be aggressive to stand out in a crowded field of applicants and make sure employers notice you. But with most employers, being too aggressive will backfire and lead to more rejections than interviews. You might wonder why — after all, employers like persistence and enthusiasm, right? But when those things cross the line into annoying employers, making you seem desperate, or making you appear not to understand and follow normal business conventions, you'll harm your chances.
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Spring clean your career with these 5 tips
Daily News
Your home shouldn't be the only thing in your life to undergo the ritual of spring cleaning. This is also a perfect time to spruce up your career. Here's how. Reignite passion. Spring cleaning can be a useful tool for employees who are feeling complacent. Dale Carnegie Training's recent study on employee engagement found that one of the driving factors in creating high levels of engagement is employees feeling pride in working for their company.

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Prominent chemist named first Canadian honorary member of Chemical Society of Japan
CIC
Howard Alper, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Ottawa and an Honorary Fellow of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), has been made an Honorary Foreign Member of the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ). He is the first Canadian to receive this major recognition, which is the highest honour that can be bestowed on a foreigner by the CSJ.

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Canada's labour pain: 1.3 million jobless, but not enough skills
The Globe and Mail
The number of job vacancies, at last count, are at the same level as a year ago and so is the ratio of unemployed people to job openings. The Bank of Canada's business outlook survey shows shortages are far less acute than before the recession. And while the jobless rate has fallen in recent months, 1.33 million Canadians are out of work, a higher number than before the downturn.

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Tips for students and new graduates seeking summer jobs
Global News
From extra money to experience, securing summer work can offer plenty of potential rewards for youth — it's landing the job that can be challenging. As post-secondary students and new graduates embark on the job hunt, they're vying for hotly contested positions in a particularly tough job climate for the country's youth. According to Statistics Canada, the unemployment rate for youth aged 15-24 in February was 13.6 per cent — nearly double the national average of 7.7 per cent.
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As school winds down, scramble for youth jobs begins in B.C.
The Vancouver Sun
Despite the high unemployment numbers cited in the StatsCan survey, a B.C. Labour Market outlook recently estimated that more than one million job opportunities will open up provincially by 2020, with growth and major projects combined with baby boomer retirement contributing largely to that growth. Many of the new jobs will be in engineering and construction trades, but growth is also expected in sales and service, business, finance and administration, trades, transport and equipment operating occupations, health services, natural and applied sciences, and arts, culture, recreation and sports occupations.
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Canada loses 54,500 jobs in March
CBC News
Canada's economy lost 54,500 jobs in March, bleak new data from Statistics Canada showed. That's the worst month for Canadian employment since before the last recession, in February 2009. When added to the numbers for January and February, they show that Canada's economy has lost 26,000 jobs so far in 2013 as a whole.
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