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Influence of Polymerization Kinetics and Reactor Residence Time Distribution on the Microstructure of Polyolefins Made with Multiple-Site Catatlysts
Joao Soares
This presentation will explain the methodology developed in our laboratories to measure the detailed polymerization kinetics of ethylene and -olefins with metallocene catalysts. This information is essential to scale up experimental results measured in R&D laboratories to industrial reactor scale, to optimize polymerization conditions, and to produce new polyolefin grades.
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New Heterogeneous Catalysts Based on Integrative Approaches
Hua Chun Zeng
Despite decades of research, the prevailing catalyst technology for heterogeneous catalysis remains largely as an art than as a science. Rapid development of nanotechnology and materials chemistry in recent decades however provides us new capacity to reexamine the existing catalyst design and processing methods. In this presentation, we will report some of our recent progress in this technologically important area development of state-of-the-art catalytic nanomaterials.
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Recognize Outstanding Achievements with CIC/CSC Awards
CIC
Nominate a deserving chemical scientist or engineer for the CIC and CSC 2015 awards. View terms of reference and submit nominations online. The deadline for the 2015 selection is July 2, 2014.
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CSChE Call for Papers Closes Monday
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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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Can universities and colleges keep up with the skills demanded by the 'new manufacturing'?
Financial Post
Game-changing advancements in robotics, 3D printing, data analysis, vision systems, sensors and the Internet of Things are creating seismic changes in manufacturing systems and processes. But where does the human resources factor fit into this transition? Those graduating from manufacturing-relate technology programs today are leaving their alma maters with a completely different skill set from a decade ago; and the same is expected to happen over the next 10 years.

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Water, waste services offer variety of positions
Chron
Water is the one necessary ingredient in the world that keeps all areas of life going, and it takes a host of people and facilities to produce the most valuable liquid on earth. "Providing water to all of the needed outlets takes a significant amount of science, starting with the chemist in the lab to the chemical engineers working on the treatment process to the business manager," said Alvin Wright, senior staff analyst and spokesperson for the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering Department, office of the director.

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Poll: 39 per cent of unemployed have given up job search
CBC News
Almost four out of 10 Canadians who don't have a job have completely given up hope of ever finding one, a new survey suggests. In a poll carried out by Harris Poll and published by employment agency Express Employment Professionals, the company surveyed 1,502 unemployed Canadians. None of them had a job, and not all of them were receiving EI benefits. The results were eye-opening.

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Engineering — Where the jobs are
My New Orleans
When cranes rise in the sky above area shipyards, oilfield fabrication centers and industrial plants, the news filtering out to the public generally has to do with the number of jobs the new construction will generate. Sometimes overlooked in the headlines is the impact this growth will have on existing firms that provide the engineering services needed to make such projects happen. Many engineering specialties have felt a jolt from the growth that's occurring in various parts of the greater New Orleans area economy.
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Answer an age question at a job interview by focusing on experience
Lifehacker
Even though using the answer may lead to illegal discrimination, an interviewer may ask your age when trying out for a job. Business Insider recommends redirectiong your answer to focus on experience. Ultimately, you face a choice in answering this question. If you tell them it's a discriminatory question — which it is — you risk not getting the job. The interviewer may ask out of ignorance rather than malice.
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Where are Canada's missing jobs?
Maclean's
A recent Bank of Canada Review article attempts to construct a broad index of the Canadian labour market, one that incorporates more information than in the headline numbers for employment and unemployment. This is a research project worth pursuing, but it's not clear that the question — of which single index can best summarize the state of the Canadian labour market — is well-posed.
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Google, Silicon Valley must do more to hire female engineers
Huffington Post
The technology industry has been fighting hard not to reveal race and gender diversity data — especially for its engineering teams — because it has a lot to be embarrassed about. Data collected on Github showed that the percentage of female engineers at Qualcomm's development center in Austin was 5.5 per cent. At Dropbox it's 6.3 per cent, at Yelp 8.3 per cent, at Airbnb 13.2 per cent and 14.4 per cent at Pinterest.
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Tim Hudak defends math used in PCs' million jobs plan
CBC News
Tim Hudak was forced to defend his "Million Jobs Plan" as a growing number of economists questioned the math behind the Ontario Progressive Conservative leader's promise, which is the centrepiece of his election platform. Despite being hammered repeatedly on the issue, Hudak was adamant that the PC figures were right.
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No growth in science and engineering graduate enrollments
Campus Technology
STEM education seems to have hit a wall, at least at the graduate level. Graduate enrollments in science and engineering among American citizens and permanent residents actually declined for the first time in the last decade, according to new data released by the National Science Foundation. Meanwhile, enrollments for temporary visa holders increased in the same period.
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