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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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Hitting the road with Attraction chimique
CIC
For the second year in a row, Attraction chimique has received a grant of $5,000 from the CIC's Chemical Education Fund (CEF). The Québec city-based organization, founded in 2011 by Université Laval chemistry professors Normand Voyer and Michèle Auger, works against the often negative public perception of chemistry by providing dynamic, entertaining and interactive chemistry workshops for participants aged 7 to 77.
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The top 10 fastest-growing temp jobs in Canada
The Globe and Mail
Are you looking for a temporary position? Or a short-term summer job? You're in luck. CareerBuilder Canada and Economic Modeling Specialists International have released a list of occupations that are hiring temporary workers at an accelerated rate. "With half of the employers saying they plan to hire temporary or contract workers sometime in 2013, it is imperative that staffing and recruiting firms be part of everyone's job search strategy," said Ross Levadi, director of the Canadian solutions, staffing and recruiting group with CareerBuilder.com.
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Temporary foreign workers hired in areas with EI claimants
CBC News
The minister responsible for the temporary foreign worker program was told last year that employers were hiring temporary foreign workers in the same jobs and same locations as Canadians who were collecting employment insurance, CBC News has learned. On May 29, 2012, the deputy minister for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada wrote a briefing note to the minister, Diane Finley, which cited four examples in which there was deemed to be a "disconnect" between the temporary foreign worker and employment insurance programs.
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Canada's shift to a nation of temporary workers
The Globe and Mail
It's not just a perception: Temporary work really is growing at a faster pace than permanent positions. The number of temporary workers in Canada hit a record two million last year, according to Statistics Canada. That amounts to 13.6 per cent of the work force compared with 11.3 per cent in 1997, when such record-keeping began.
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3 ways millennials can master job interviews
Forbes
Cat companions, leisurely phone calls, interjections from overbearing dads — a recent USA Today piece put the spotlight on the job interview sins of millennials and there are plenty to catalog. You'd think basic skills in how to present yourself in such a way as not to alienate those folks who would be signing your prospective pay check might have been taught (or at least offered) at some point in Gen Y's higher ed experience, but you'd apparently be wrong.
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Leading Edge Group presents Lean Sigma Course specifically designed for Chemical Technolgists
Leading Edge Group
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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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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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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My 7 steps to getting more done
LinkedIn
I know you can find a lot of people these days telling you that you can get more done by working less. While this is true, I'm afraid many of them overcomplicate the process. If you take good breaks regularly — ones where you really get away from things — you'll be more focused and productive.
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How graduates can get ahead
LinkedIn
How can ambitious graduates entering the corporate world quickly distinguish themselves as winners? First of all, forget some of the most basic habits you learned in school. Once you are in the real world — and it doesn't make any difference if you are 22 or 62, starting your first job or your fifth — the way to look great and get ahead is to over-deliver.
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How powerful is your personal brand?
C. Fredrick Crum
As we hear of challenges from around the world and as markets shift, we can no longer rely on job security. Climbing up the corporate ladder in a singular firm is no longer the norm. In fact, looking into the crystal ball, we all may be self-employed private contractors working for, but not attached to, any particular firm or organization. Knowing these trends, there is only one realistic advantage that's certain to outshine the others: your personal brand.
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WorkWise: Job hunt where others don't
The Modesto Bee
Many job hunters think that the perfect job lies outside of them; so they rush into searches without deciding what they truly want to do. Tracy O'Brien, CEO of the family-business O'Brien Prosperity System Inc. in Manitoba, Canada, says she guides people to "tap what would give them life, energy and joy and develop that." She modeled the process on her own experience managing businesses, which severely compromised her health, then finding her way.
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