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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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Bridging the science-society gap
CIC

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The University of Toronto's Geoffrey Ozin traces his journey from discovery to commercialization in the field of photonically active materials.


In October, the CIC Vancouver Local Section hosted the 2012 Chemistry in Society Lectureship, which aims to bridge the distance between chemistry, business and the general public.

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Financial statements now online
CIC
The 2012 audited financial statements for the CIC, CSC, CSChE, CSCT, Chemical Education Fund and Gendron Fund are now online.
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Leading Edge Group presents Lean Sigma Course specifically designed for Chemical Technolgists
Leading Edge Group
Toronto, CANADA – April 15, 2013 — Leading Edge Group, the foremost international provider of change management and continuous improvement, today announced it has partnered with The Chemical Institute of Canada and the Canadian Society for Chemical Technology to present a two-day Lean Sigma course specifically designed to enhance the knowledge and working experience of chemical technologists and engineers.
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In Toronto, a window into tougher prospects facing young job-seekers
Global News
Bennett, a grade 12 student from a hardscrabble corner of northeastern Toronto, was given a job as a teacher's assistant in January as part of a social program that helps challenged youth make the difficult transition every young adult faces when it's time to go to work. Bennett is lucky. He's among a shrinking number of secondary school students in Toronto that have a job, an asset considered by employment experts to be a key factor in a young person's prospects for more gainful employment down the road.
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Liberals pledge $295 million to boost youth employment
Toronto Star
Premier Kathleen Wynne hopes meeting NDP Leader Andrea Horwath's demand to boost youth jobs will keep her minority Liberal government gainfully employed. Bowing to another of Horwath's conditions for supporting the upcoming budget, Wynne announced a two-year, $295 million youth employment strategy to create 30,000 jobs. "What we are planning to do... goes quite a ways beyond what the NDP is asking and is a much more complete strategy," the premier told reporters.
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10 tips: The mentality of a great interview
Business 2 Community
Go into every interview with the end-goal of receiving a job offer. Make it your decision as to whether you want to work for the company rather than letting the company determine whether you are a fit. While interviewing is not always easy, there are certain tricks which can be implemented to increase one's odds of getting the offer and making the hiring manager confident that you are the right applicant. Here are 10 ways to do so.
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How long-term unemployment could help your career
AOL Jobs
Google any news article and you'll find horror stories of people being unemployed for six months or more. You'll mostly likely read that they suffer from depression, have anxiety issues or are even suicidal. Kind of bleak, isn't it? While long-term unemployment isn't something to be taken lightly, you can view it in a positive way. In fact, there are benefits to being unemployed!
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5 ways to 'up' your profile
LinkedIn
At one point in your career, you've likely been told to "be more visible" if you want to advance your career. I have been on the receiving end of that very advice — and have delivered that advice to more than a few of my team members over the years. But what exactly should we be doing?

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Aligning the elements of your work life
LinkedIn
Would you consider the core elements of your work life to be in complete alignment? Do they combine to allow you to excel? I'd like to think that we could confidently answer "yes" to this question. However, I suspect that many of us would hesitate to respond in the affirmative. We might clearly recognize that something is "off" in our work lives. But we fail to approach potential change in an orderly manner — forgetting to carve out "negative space" to pause and formulate an effective plan.

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7 keys to a successful job search
Forbes
Here's what the experts said are seven keys to a successful job search in today's competitive environment: 1. Keep your resumé short and succinct. Despite reports of its impending demise, the experts said a resumé is still very much an essential tool of the job search. But hiring managers (and the computers they use to sort through resumés) are in a rush. So you need to format your resumé to be read quickly and in small bites.

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How to find a graduate job using social media
Telegraph.co.uk
For most students, using social media and applying for graduate jobs are entirely separate activities. After all, status updates about your "excellent communication skills" and A in English Literature are as likely to interest your friends as embarrassing drunken photos are likely to impress prospective employers. But get it right and social media can play a key role in landing the perfect graduate job once you leave university.
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Job hunter designs résumé to look like Kickstarter
Mashable
Social resumes are nothing new — and we've seen impressive ones popping up in recent months. From an online application mimicking an Amazon product page and interactive infographics to a 6-second video via popular app Vine, job seekers have been thinking creatively about how to brand themselves and stand out in a competitive market.
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