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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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5 decades for ACPO
CIC

Albert E.R. Westman served as the first president of the Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario (ACPO) 50 years ago.

Fifty years ago the Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario (ACPO) was formed by members of the Ontario Branch of the CIC, including Albert E.R. Westman (pictured) who served as the organization's first president. The organization's goal was to guarantee competency and accountability among chemical professionals.

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CNC-IUPAC travel awards help young researchers
CIC
Three promising young chemists have received funding to travel to international conferences as part of the Canadian National Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (CNC-IUPAC) travel awards program.
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The new résumé: It's 140 characters
The Wall Street Journal
Twitter is becoming the new job board. It is also becoming the new résumé. Fed up with traditional recruiting sites and floods of irrelevant résumés, some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, hunt for candidates and research applicants. Job seekers, in turn, are trying to summarize their CVs in 140 characters or six-second videos.
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New grads tap technology for job search
Business News Daily
A college degree no longer guarantees you a job. As a result, college students are getting more creative in their job hunts. Seventy-five per cent of students recently surveyed said they are looking for new and interesting ways to present their experience as they search for jobs. Interning and creating online portfolios are two of the ways new job hunters are trying to make themselves stand out.
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Who's stealing our jobs? Computers
The Globe and Mail
Technology-related job losses have depressed median wages and kept job-creation rates miserably low. But it's not just lower-level jobs that have disappeared. What's astonishing is how rapidly the job displacement is moving up the value chain. For example, new accounting systems that can perform higher-level tasks are putting general accountants out of work. "What would get you into a CA firm 10 years ago won't get you an interview today," one accounting professor stated.
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The traditional path to a career is leading nowhere for many B.C. job seekers
The Province
Paige MacKenzie, 26, did exactly what she was told. She went to university. She got top grades. She volunteered. And she completed a professional internship at a reputable institution related to her field of study. Yet, almost a full year after graduating from Simon Fraser University, with a BA in international studies with a minor in political science, she's having a tough time landing a job.
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Canada can't protect its workers from the world's educated masses
The Globe and Mail
In the discussion of the RBC-TFW controversy, empathy has been in short supply. Canadians assume that a company would hire abroad or recruit temporary foreign workers because it is unwilling to pay for well-educated, well-trained Canadians. After all, international organizations praise Canadian educational achievements — the OECD tells us we are No. 3 in the world for our postsecondary graduation rates. Shouldn't we be compensated for those efforts?
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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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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.

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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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Oshawa teens work hard to find work
Durham Region
It's a tough job market for Durham teens, but perseverance and commitment can pay off, at least for some. Seventeen-year-old Haley Breach has spent a considerable amount of time seeking part-time employment, but so far hasn't been successful. She, and others like her, might benefit from the services of Community Employment Services, which last year helped approximately 500 students find summer jobs.
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