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Driving Innovation to Market
Jean Moreau
Mother Nature provides us with infinite business opportunities. Since the world began, the human being has transformed natural resources that mother nature offers us into consumer products that are present in our everyday life. The CelluForce journey demonstrates, that a sustainable material present on earth since the creation of earth, can be unveiled in the 21st Century as a revolutionary product untapped to date.
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EcoSynthetix Open Innovation: An Approach to Accelerate Development of Sustainable Nanomaterials
John van Leeuwen
This presentation will examine the current business opportunity for bio-based chemicals in our petrochemical world. We will explore what business areas are relevant today to the chemical industry for sustainable nanomaterials. At a high level, we will look at what timelines are we operating under to solve supply and demand constraints in the petrochemical industry and what this means for job prospects in research and commercialization pressures.
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CSC 2015 Early Registration Ends Tomorrow!

Early registration for the 98th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition ends tomorrow (April 30, 2015). Register by the early deadline to save up to 15%! Rooms at the Westin are currently sold out, so be sure to book your conference stay at Les Suites or the Lord Elgin Hotel once you register.
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CSChE 2015 Abstract Submission Closes May 15

Submit your abstract to be considered for an oral or poster presentation at the 65th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. Grad students can register for the 3 Minute Poster Competition (3MPC) when submitting their abstract!
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Canada's economy adds more jobs in March
International Business Times
Canada's economy defied many conventional forecast of a job squeeze in March and even sprang a surprise on the Central Bank. The economy added close to 30,000 jobs in March, though bulk of these jobs were part-time positions. But, it certainly saved the central bank from going in for another bout of cut in interest rates in order to stimulate growth. Statistics Canada, in its report said the unemployment rate stood steady at 6.8 percent in March.

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16 U of T Engineering students receive Cressy Awards
U of T Engineering News
Sixteen U of T Engineering students were celebrated at the 2015 Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Awards. A ceremony to honour the recipients was held at Convocation Hall. The prestigious award was established in 1994 and is named after Gordon Cressy, former U of T Vice President of development and university relations. It recognizes students who have made outstanding extracurricular contributions to their college, faculty or school, or to the university as a whole.

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Explore resources for women undergrads interested in science, engineering
Yahoo! News
The lack of women in science and engineering has long been a sore spot within the U.S. education system, and it's not getting any better. From 2004 to 2014, the share of bachelor's degrees earned by women decreased in engineering; computer sciences; Earth, atmospheric and ocean sciences; physical sciences, mathematics, biological and agricultural sciences; and social sciences and psychology, according to a recent report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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Canada's Best Jobs 2015: Engineering Manager
Canadian Business
One of several groups of specialized managers in our ranking, Engineering Managers are responsible for supervising engineering firms, R&D departments, or engineering teams within industrial fields.
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UAE Fellowships in Science and Engineering
McGill University
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and McGill University, have announced the establishment of the McGill UAE Fellowships in Science and Engineering. The fellowships aim to support and advance the UAE's existing efforts of putting STEM education and careers at the forefront of the UAE's national agenda, by investing in STEM leaders from the UAE who wish to pursue their higher education at one of the world's top-ranked universities.
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Best websites to find a job in engineering
When you're trying to break into the engineering industry, a resume and cover letter will only get you so far — you also need to know where to find the job you're looking for. Checking company websites one by one is tedious and monotonous. As an aspiring engineer, you're probably looking for a more efficient way to browse the world's job openings.
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How to attract female engineers
The New York Times
The figures are well known: at Apple 20 per cent of tech jobs are held by women and at Google, only 17 per cent. A report by the Congressional Joint Economic Committee estimates that nationwide about 14 per cent of engineers in the work force are women. As a woman with a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, I look at those numbers with despair.
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Business reviews now available on the Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide
Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. We are building a valuable resource for the chemical industry, but need your help to get it started. Visit the Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.

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