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Comparison of Reactors for the Fischer-Tropsch Reaction
Davis
Reactors for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis must be able to tolerate the reaction exotherm, the diversity of products and the impact of diffusing for the catalyst. In addition, the reactor will significantly impact the physical properties of the catalyst that must be met. The variety of reactors that have been utilized and their advantages as well as disadvantages will be considered.
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Polymer Nanocavity-Based Sensing Technologies
Serpe
Optical devices composed of two mirrors deposited on either side of a planar, dielectric material are known as interferometers or "etalons". This presentation will detail our research efforts in this area with a focus on controlling the optical properties of the devices and how they can be used for sensing and biosensing applications.
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Industrial Chemistry Conference call for papers open
CIC
This conference will be a good platform for both academia and industry to explore the area of industrial chemistry with focus on learning and sharing knowledge. Submit your abstract to be considered for an oral or poster presentation.
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CSChE call for papers closes June 9
CIC
If you wish to participate in this upcoming conference in Niagara Falls, be sure to submit your abstract by June 9, 2014.
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Is a university education still worth the price?
The Globe and Mail
This generation is facing a different world of work and education than before. University tuition fees are higher (though a lot more aid is available), there are a lot more people getting degrees, and the workforce is more competitive. Do they have it worse than previous generations?

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The 10 things Canadian employers want most
Huffington Post
Canadian employers are a practical bunch, and — unlike employers in other countries — they value effectiveness over experience, according to research from job search index Adzuna. The company scoured job postings in Canada and 10 other countries to see which buzzwords appeared most often. "Experience" came out on top in many countries, but not in Canada, where "effectiveness" led the list.

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Jason Kenney defends online job bank despite outdated postings
CBC News
The federal government will soon make enhancements to its online job bank amid revelations that hundreds of positions posted on the site have long since been filled, Employment Minister Jason Kenney said. "We are making improvements to the Canada Job Bank... we will be using new technological developments in the near future to ensure an even better matching of unemployed Canadians with available jobs," Kenney said in the House of Commons.

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Federal internship plan for STEM fields draws criticism in Canada
The Varsity
Some advocacy groups are criticizing a new federal internship plan for failing to provide help to unpaid interns. The plan will provide $40 million in federal government funding for post-secondary paid internships. The funding, announced recently at Fanshawe College, will provide 3,000 private-sector paid internships in high-demand fields such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and skilled trades.
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Worst Jobs In Canada 2014: Private detectives, artists in trouble
Huffington Post
Canada's private detectives are in trouble. According to Canadian Business magazine's latest ranking of the worst jobs in Canada, the median income for people in the "protection worker" category has fallen 12 per cent over the past five years. That category counts private detectives and alarm specialists, but not security guards. The median income for this group is now $33,280.
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Employers aren't afraid of job-hoppers
Benefits Canada
Job-hopping doesn't seem to carry the same stigma in today's job market as it once did. A survey from CareerBuilder finds that 55 per cent of American employers have hired a job-hopper, and 32 per cent have come to expect workers to job-hop. "More workers are pursuing opportunities with various companies to expose themselves to a wider range of experiences, build their skill sets, or take a step up the ladder in pay or title," says Rosemary Haefner, vice-president of HR at CareerBuilder.
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Job seekers: 7 tips for a successful panel interview
Forbes
Many companies are changing their hiring practices to bring others into the process, and due to time constraints, this often means holding panel interviews instead of individual job interviews. At some point in your career, you'll most likely have to go through a panel interview. To be successful in panel interviews, you'll want to slightly modify your preparation as well as your communication style during the actual interview.
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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.


Young engineer earns major green award
The Chronicle Herald
Youthful idealism mixed with an engineer's pragmatism serves Stephen Thomas well. The 23-year-old Dalhousie University graduate has just been ranked second in Starfish Canada's top 25 environmentalists under 25. "It is good news and it really does mean a lot to me," said the Halifax native during a recent interview. An online environmental magazine called The Starfish picked young environmentalists from across the country who best represented the creative thinking and positive attitude needed to "make a difference in the world."
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U.S. setting the stage for higher wages in Canada
The Globe and Mail
The global financial crisis delivered a right hook that rocked practically every facet of the global economy. In contrast to this shared descent, the pace of the subsequent recovery has varied widely by component. Whereas stocks seek new highs, home prices are buoyant and (U.S.) job creation has finally revived, global wage growth has remained groggy. This is particularly curious in Canada, where the economy has long since shed most of its slack and the demographically adjusted unemployment rate is already effectively normal.
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