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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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SNC Lavalin Plant Design Competition
CIC
The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering offers the SNC-LAVALIN Undergraduate Plant Design Competition for students enrolled in undergraduate chemical engineering programs at Canadian Universities. Students are encouraged to submit their entries by June 2, 2014.
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Future of Chemistry at CSC 2014
CIC
Attend this thought-provoking session to hear leaders in the field of chemistry contemplate and project on the future of chemistry. They will discuss issues like: academic preparedness for the current needs of the chemical industry, how does industry-academia collaboration impact the education of students and what is the economic impact.
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Island prosperity strategy: Where the jobs are
CBC News
A five-year plan to create a new, more prosperous economy on P.E.I. does not appear to have created jobs where government had hoped. The Island Prosperity Strategy, announced in 2008, launched in 2009, aimed to improve average wages on the Island, with one of the architects of the plan predicting they would be the highest in the country by 2014. With 2014 here, the government has removed references to the strategy from its Innovation Act. There has been no analysis of what jobs were created by the Island Prosperity Strategy, or of how much money was spent on it.

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New program uses art to teach science
The Sacramento Bee
Thanks to a partnership with NASA, students in Florida will be designing prototypes in engineering classes, deconstructing space garments used in fashion design courses, testing material in chemistry labs, and writing about the project for English assignments. Across the nation, many schools are taking steps to integrate different academic disciplines, part of a growing effort to better connect science and technology with innovative thinking.

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The best jobs In Canada, 2014
Huffington Post
Canadian Business magazine has come out with its rankings of Canada's best jobs. And unlike last year, when oil industry jobs ranked first and third, this time the legal profession emerged as the most lucrative. Lawyers topped the magazine's list of 100 jobs, while government positions also figured prominently. The health profession also proved a hot one on this year's list. Health care manager, head nurse, and psychologist positions all ranked well.

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OECD: Canada's job growth not best in G7
CBC News
A new OECD report suggests Canada's labour market has yet to fully recover from the recession and is not the strongest in the G7, as often claimed by the Harper government. The numbers from Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development suggests Canada places fifth in terms of job creation.
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'Misconceptions about 'low-value' engineering jobs are only fuelling the skills crisis'
Tes Connect
Misconceptions about the skills used in metal fabrication and some other "lower-value" engineering jobs must be addressed to support business growth and avoid a skills crisis in the future. Metal fabrication skills such as welding have long been considered low value compared to those used in mechanical, computer or electrical engineering jobs, for example.
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5 ways to prepare for an off-the-wall interview
Mashable
Within fast growing companies like tech start-ups, the need for additional manpower can arise at a moment's notice. This makes the traditional interview process somewhat challenging, and many innovative companies opt for a style of interviewing that enables them to quickly assess whether there is a mutual fit — a practice that is valuable for both the company and the candidate in the long-run.
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Employment Minister Jason Kenney's reputation under attack over temporary foreign workers
Ottawa Citizen
In the midst of a fresh eruption of abuse allegations surrounding the government's troubled temporary foreign worker program, is Jason Kenney's reputation as a capable taskmaster taking a beating? The employment minister was on the defensive in the House of Commons recently, but he's also under attack from business groups, labour unions and everyday Canadians.
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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.


An environmental solution to the engineering skills gap
The Engineer
Engineering is vital to the U.K. economy, especially if growth is to be achieved. But as it stands, we do not have enough young people going into the field. It is not enough to increase the number of university places available, unless we also have bright young minds eager to fill them. We must ensure that teenagers, especially girls who are so under-represented at present, consider engineering an attractive and worthwhile career.
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Kenney: Employers must 'redouble' on efforts to hire Canadians first
CTV News
A suspension of the federal government's temporary foreign workers program for the restaurant industry sends a clear message to employers that they must "redouble" their efforts to hire Canadians first, according to Employment Minister Jason Kenney. Kenney said that the suspension, following reports of alleged abuses of the program, signals to employers that hiring temporary foreign workers must only be a last resort.
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