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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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Canada's biggest chemistry conference starts Sunday
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CSC2013 — Canada's biggest chemistry conference — runs from May 26 – 30, 2013 in Québec City, QC. With over 2200 delegates from around the world and a technical program that includes more than 1,400 scientific presentations spread across 71 symposia, from polymers to pharmaceuticals to green chemistry, CSC2013 is sure to provide something for everyone. To find out more, read this blog post or check out the conference website.

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Have your say at the CIC/CSC annual general meetings
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Your societies are evolving, so don't miss the chance you have your say! The Canadian Society for Chemistry's Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, May 27 from 12:20 - 14:00 at the Quebec City Convention Centre during the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. The Chemical Institute of Canada's Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 28 from 12:40 - 13:30. The full conference schedule can be seen here.
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Opposition tackle Harper government on lack of youth employment
Daily Commercial News
Whether jobs are created or lost on any given month, the one constant in Canada's post-recession employment record has been that for young people, the news has always been bad. And the lack of progress in job creation for young Canadians is becoming a political liability for the Harper government that continues to boast of having the best employment record in the G7.
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Six-figure salaries no draw as young workers shun Canada's oil and gas sector for 'sexier' industries
Financial Post
The Canadian oil and gas industry's faltering reputation is hurting its ability to attract the country's youth despite the promise of six-figure salaries. Canadian oil and gas professionals typically receive the fifth-most generous pay packages in the world behind their counterparts in Norway, Australia, Netherlands and New Zealand, according to a report published by Hays Oil & Gas and Oil and Gas Job Search.
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5 job-seeking tips for new graduates
The Globe and Mail
For postsecondary graduates receiving degrees and diplomas, excitement about completing their programs may be tempered by the grim job landscape for young people. The latest labour force survey from Statistics Canada revealed a decline of 19,000 jobs for youth aged 15-to-24 in April. The youth unemployment rate was at 14.5 per cent recently — about double the national average. Here are five ways for job-seeking grads to distinguish themselves in a competitive market.
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CSC's Annual General Meeting
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The CSC's Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday, May 27 from 12:20pm to 2:00pm at the Quebec City Convention Centre during the 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. All CSC members are encouraged to attend.

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5 notable jobs trends
The Globe and Mail
Employment levels in Canada were little changed last month and the unemployment rate held at 7.2 per cent. But behind the static-sounding headline lies plenty of churn. Here are five trends in Canada's labour market. Virtually all of Canada's job gains over the past year have been in the public sector and among the self-employed, while employment at private companies has been flat. Recently, the private sector shed 20,000 positions, reflecting shaky business confidence. The private-sector job decline over the past two months is the steepest drop since early 2009 when the economy was in recession.

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Classic interview flubs you should avoid
CNN Money
When Sarah Lynn Brown is interviewing job candidates, she dreads hearing them say, "I want to use my skills and grow and learn." The partner at New York-based Oceanic Partners looks for new employees who can add value to the health care consulting business. Candidates seeking a rich learning environment are in the wrong place — go back to school, she says. "I don't know who in their college placement office is telling them to say this, but it sends the wrong message that it's all about you," Brown says.

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Kick-starting careers: Job-seeking tips for new and recent graduates
Mississauga.com
For post-secondary graduates receiving degrees and diplomas in the weeks ahead, excitement over completing their programs may be tempered by the grim job landscape for Canada's young people. The latest labour force survey from Statistics Canada revealed a decline of 19,000 jobs for youth aged 15-24 in April. The youth unemployment rate was at 14.5 per cent, little changed compared to a year earlier and about double the national average.
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7 questions to ask in your job interview
Business Insider
If you plan on showing up to a job interview and robotically answering each question, you're not doing enough. A job interview is also a critical time for you to assess your fit at the company — and you should do this by coming prepared with questions for your interviewer. Does your mind go blank when an employer asks, "What questions do you have for me?" Here are some great things to ask during your job interview.
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Survey: 7 in 10 execs willing to negotiate starting salary
Canadian HR Reporter
Talented professionals who accept an initial job offer may be leaving money on the table, according to a new survey by the Creative Group. More than seven in 10 (71 per cent) advertising and marketing executives interviewed said they are willing to negotiate compensation when extending a job offer to a top candidate — 24 per cent said they are "somewhat willing" and 47 per cent said they are "very willing," found the poll of 250 executives across Canada.
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Social media oversights could cost grads new jobs
Tech News Daily
As soon as you leave the office of a prospective employer, chances are she puts your resume aside and turns to Google to find what you've really been up to. And if you haven't taken the time to clean up your Facebook page, Twitter feed and other social media links that routinely show up in a Google search, you could lose a good opportunity. Sixty per cent of graduates are not concerned about their online profiles affecting their ability to secure a job, according to privacy software maker Abine's survey of 500 college grads from schools across the country. But they should be.
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