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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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Spruce up your resume with professional development courses
CIC
The CIC's professional development courses will be held September 17-18, 2013 in Toronto, ON. In addition to popular courses on Laboratory Safety (run by the CSCT) and Process Safety (run by the CSChE), a new course on Lean Sigma will be offered by the CSCT in partnership with Leading Edge Group. For more information, visit http://www.cheminst.ca/career/courses.
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EnviroAnalysis deadline approaching
CIC
June 6, 2013 is the last day to submit your abstract to EnviroAnalysis 2013, Canada's premiere conference for environmental analytical chemistry. The conference will take place in Toronto from September 15-18, 2013. To find out more or to submit your abstract, visit http://www.enviroanalysis2013.ca.
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Conference Board survey: Job prospects across Canada mixed
Toronto Star
Job prospects are looking up or holding steady in Oshawa, London, Windsor, and Hamilton according to the latest survey by the Conference Board of Canada. However, the employment picture isn't as rosy in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. The Conference Board's monthly Help-Wanted Index for May, 2013, found ups and downs across the country when it comes to near-term employment prospects.
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Video gaming industry offers high pay, more jobs
The Montreal Gazette
Teenagers take note: Turns out those dreams of being paid for video gaming aren't so far-fetched. Even as other sectors of the economy struggle, Canada's video game development industry continues to expand rapidly with growing numbers of jobs and rising salaries, according to a study to be released at the Ottawa International Game Conference.
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The continuing decline of the 'middle-skill' worker
The Globe and Mail
Canada's "middle-skill" employment sector continues to erode alongside the growth of high-skill jobs, an indication that the labour market is splintering between well-paid, interesting, permanent jobs — and the rest. Canada is not experiencing the same degree of employment polarization as the United States. But it's not immune to global trends either, which show robust demand for some highly-skilled people and fading need for those in the middle.
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Payroll rebate program in Nova Scotia reached half its job targets
CTV News
A payroll rebate program intended to create up to 12,000 jobs in Nova Scotia has generated about half that figure, a provincial Crown agency says. Nova Scotia Business Inc. had hoped to hit that job growth target by offering payroll rebates to companies as an incentive to hire. But the business development agency says the rebate program only helped create about 6,000 jobs after companies started receiving the money between 2002 until 2007, the first five years it was in place.
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Men more affected than women by job interview anxiety
The Globe and Mail
Coming down with a case of the jitters during a job interview is hardly surprising, but is anxiety experienced in these high-pressure settings greater for men or women? A University of Guelph study found there was no difference between males and females when it came to self-reported and interviewer-rated anxiety. However, there was a gender divide when it came to interview performance — and males were affected more.

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Exploit hiring bias: Be the first job interview of the day
Fast Company
If hiring were a mythical place, the best candidates would get the best jobs, free of the foibles frequently found in the first-date confines of the job interview. But it's not, which is why we the entrepreneurial need to adapt to the unexamined biases of the people we're trying to convince to hire us. New research suggests that you need to be first in line.

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How to use Twitter to find a job
CBS News
Job-hunters will try anything, including Twitter. But despite the odd success story of someone using the micro-blogging site to find work, for many people it still seems like a strange and unintuitive approach. After all, how to write something no longer than 140 characters that makes someone want to hire you? That is far more restrictive than the one-page resume (which isn't even a real restriction).

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Vital job-hunting advice for new college grads
CBS News
One in four hiring managers get at least 50 resumes for every open position; one in 10 get 100 resumes. They don't have time to read your resume in detail. Don't write in complete sentences, and use bullets rather than paragraphs. Before your resume even reaches the hiring manager, it will probably be scanned for keywords by an online "bot." All it wants to know is if your resume contains many of the same key phrases as the job description, so be sure to customize your resume for each opening and internalize the job opening's language.
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7 tips for new grads entering the job market
AJC.com
Karen Elizaga, an executive coach, writer and speaker based in New York City, has a passion for helping others discover and pursue their true vocations. "Career success comes from going within to discover that internal place where things flow for you," said Elizaga, founder of Forward Options. "It's the place where your skills, natural abilities and passions meet, the place where you are doing what you love to do. If you can marry work with who you are inside, then work can feel like play."
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