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Transformation of the P&P Industry from Paper Maker to Wood Biomass Converter: The Role of the Integrated Forest Biorefinery
Jean Paris
The conversion of pulping mills into integrated forest biorefineries can be viewed as consisting of four building blocks which can be implemented following different pathways: 1) Conversion of the pulp line into new fiber based products, 2) Extracting and converting wood components into biofuels and bioproducts, 3) Energy efficiency enhancement and intensive integration, and 4) Product delivery at the gate of the biorefinery and insertion into downstream processing chains. Details of each individual pathway will be covered in the presentation.
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Core/Shell Structured CO2 Carriers
Serge Kaliaguine
Oxygen carriers are meant to enhance gasifiers performance by continuously extracting CO2 from the gaseous medium. They fix CO2 as a solid carbonate, mostly CaCO3, which is transported to a decarbonation reactor. The recovered oxide (usually CaO) is recycled to the gasifier for continuous operation. The main technical problem is recyclability of the carrier which loses activity due to collapse of the pore structure and attrition. The work we will report is based on the concept of covering the carbonate/oxide particle with a layer of mesostructured material. The porous structure of the shell allows gas diffusion while preserving the integrity of the particle over repeated cycling.
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Don't Miss Training Day with the CSC!

Perfect for students and recent graduates! Registration includes course material, a certificate of participation and a complementary networking luncheon featuring a talk by Zhongxin Zhou (Senior Director, Gilead), with industry representatives from BASF, MaRS Innovation and Optimal Science Consulting. Registration for the luncheon is only 10$, so sign up today!
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WCUCC 2015 a Big Success

The 29th annual Western Canadian Undergraduate Chemistry Conference (WCUCC) went off flawlessly at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan from May 7-10. Over 50 undergraduate students from western Canada came together to present their research and to enjoy the stunning Okanagan Valley.
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Would you offer a higher salary to an engineering graduate?
Human Resources
Companies in the United States love engineering graduates — so much so that they are willing to pay them an average $136,000 by mid-career. That was one of the key findings from a new report by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, which analysed career data from the U.S. Census Bureau for about 137 college majors.
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Thinking about switching careers? Here's what you should do first
Financial Post
Do you feel that a new job wouldn't satisfy your itch for new scenery, challenges and experiences? If this is the case, it may worth considering a new industry altogether. Such a move can be daunting. There is a great deal of uncertainty that comes with going from an industry in which you feel like an expert to one where you'll be a novice all over again. It can seem like you're tossing away years of hard-earned experience.
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The growing incompatibility between job creation and economic growth
The Globe and Mail
If you find yourself watching an Economic Action Plan advertisement or listening to a Justin Trudeau speech these days, there is a good chance you're hearing about a foolproof plan to create jobs and economic growth. It's become a staple of rhetoric for modern politicians in the democratic West and even some leaders in the developing world. From right to left on the ideological spectrum, they all have the secret sauce to do it: In Canada, tax cuts, infrastructure spending, capital cost allowances for the manufacturing industry and subsidized daycare are the magic beans of choice.
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What's next? GM shares top 10 list of future jobs
Durham Region
As smartphones get more sophisticated, watches connect us to the world and our homes grow more automated, cars will advance in ways customers cannot imagine. Already, people are developing and bringing products to the mainstream that we don't even know we want. What will be the jobs that bring the technology that improves our lives to market? "In the automotive industry we have the opportunity to make our technologies impact real change," said Gary Smyth, executive director, global research and development at General Motors.
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7 horrible job-search tips to ignore
Forbes
Horrible Tip One: Use a traditional, sounds-like-everyone-else resume full of buzzwords. Why would anybody advise you to sound like every other job-seeker? Put a human voice in your resume, use the word "I" and tell your story in the Summary at the top! You aren't like anyone else, so don't pretend or try to be!
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