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Chemical Enhanced CO2 Foam for Heavy Oil Recovery
Japan Trivedi
This presentation aims to deliver current trends, challenges and future potential of chemical enhanced CO2 foam and colloidal gas aphron flooding for heavy/medium oil recovery. The research efforts being undertaken by the academic and industrial communities to address these challenges will be highlighted.
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Market Challenges for Canadian Heavy Oil
John Heida
With the supply of heavy crude from Western Canada forecast to reach 5.1 million barrels per day by 2025, the Canadian petroleum industry faces many market challenges. Overcoming these challenges will be important to ensuring oil sands projects remain economically viable and production forecasts come to fruition. This presentation will look at how these drivers play a part in the future of the Canadian oil sand development.
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CSC2014 Preliminary Program online
CIC
The preliminary program for the 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition is now available. Presenting authors must be registered by April 28 to take advantage of the early registration discount.
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CSChE2014 Call for Papers now open
CIC
Abstract submission for the 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference is now open. Submit your abstract to be considered for an oral or poster presentation.
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Maybe it's time Canada expands trades training for youth
Financial Post
After years in the wilderness, a lot of federal and provincial time has been spent this year debating Canada's track record on workplace training. With $2.5 billion alone going from the federal coffers to training — mostly from the Employment Insurance premiums we all pay — getting results is important. And with 300,000 jobs in small and medium-sized businesses sitting vacant, success becomes critical.

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MBA in Canada: Hot MBA job prospects create surge in demand
Business Because
The Canadian MBA is rising in popularity. QS data shows the biggest jump in MBA study destinations is in Canada, fuelled by tasty job prospects. More Canadian business schools are also creeping up the rankings' tables and salaries are buoyed by a stable economy. Business schools will have noticed a survey of 70,000 applicants which shows Canada has topped all other emerging MBA destinations.

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Rising to the challenge of Canada's skills shortage
The Globe and Mail
Canadian employment in the professional, scientific and services sector hit a record high in December, while factory jobs continued to decline. The structural shift from lower-skilled manufacturing to higher-skilled professional, scientific and services requires substantial growth in the number of trained workers. That begins with changing what Mr. Harper called "people's choices." And those people are students.

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Why are engineering firms struggling to recruit graduates?
The Engineer
To explore what's really going on in graduate recruitment and to try to identify some possible solutions, The Engineer convened a roundtable panel from across the engineering community. The discussion covered the reasons behind the skills mismatch what can be done to address it, but began with an examination of how widespread the problem actually is. Geoff McFarland, group engineering director of Renishaw, explained how the company was forced to divest its acquired MRI equipment division after failing to find people with the right expertise to take it forward.
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The 10 best jobs of 2014
Business Insider
Perhaps if you had known that some of the best jobs of 2014 would require mathematical skills, you would've paid more attention in math class. Professions like mathematician, statistician, and actuary are a few of the top jobs in America right now, according to CareerCast, a career guidance website that just released its 26th annual Jobs Rated report.
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Canada needs more immigrant future citizens, fewer guest workers
The Globe and Mail
The evidence is mounting that, whatever the Temporary Foreign Worker Program may be accomplishing, it is not the alleviation of temporary labour shortages, its ostensible purpose. There are no widespread labour shortages in Canada. But since the 21st century began, the number of workers in the program has nearly tripled to around half a million.
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Business reviews now available on the Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide
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Inspiring a pipeline of engineering talent: Perspective from DuPont's Chief Engineer
Huffington Post
Investment in the nation's talent pipeline must be a collaborative effort that includes academia, government, industry and professional societies, among others. Engineers themselves must lead the charge in helping society understand how engineers make a difference and why their profession is rewarding; acknowledging the skills that are required for success; and fostering a sense of community that attracts and retains the talent they need for the future.
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How to answer the dreaded 'What's your biggest weakness?' question in a job interview
Financial Post
Most hiring managers will at some point pop this dreaded interview question: "What's your biggest weakness?" Asking this is similar to sifting through resumes looking for a reason not to hire a person, says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."
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