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A Look at Polymer Production through Green-Coloured Glasses
Marc Dubé
The twelve principles of green chemistry are reviewed and applied specifically to polymer production. Examples of how the principles currently relate to polymer reaction engineering and which areas show the greatest potential impact for implementation of these principles are discussed. Examples from the author's work and many others will be provided.
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Biorefinery Environmental and Technology Risk
Tom Browne
The forest sector needs new business opportunities in order to replace declining demand for existing products. The challenge is matching the need for bio-products, within the context of the chemical industry, to products potentially available within the context of the forest sector.
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CSChE 2014 Registration now open
CIC
Registration for CSChE 2014 is now open. Remember that CIC/CSChE members receive a significant discount on registration.
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IChemE North America Awards 2014
CIC
Entries are now being accepted for the IChemE North America Awards 2014. The Awards are free to enter and open to both IChemE members and non-members.
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10 strategies to advance your career through LinkedIn
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Having a profile isn't enough — to get ahead, consider implementing some of these useful strategies. LinkedIn has become critical to building a network and crafting a personal brand that can open doors to job opportunities at select employers. As social networks go, LinkedIn is the social media site of choice for professionals and is the world's largest professional network with more than 120 million registered users.

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5 ways millennials can find a job
Time Magazine
The labor market appears to be inching back to recovery. But there's one group that's being left out of this return to stability: millennials. An analysis by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. finds that the number of jobs held by workers between the ages of 55 and 64 grew by almost 10 per cent — an increase of nearly two million — between 2007, the year the recession began, and last year.

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Jobs numbers show part-time success, full-time failure
Toronto Star
Canada's labour market staged a modest comeback last month, but the good news was tempered by the fact all 25,800 net new jobs were part-time and many likely temporary as the first wave of students entered the summer job market. Despite the net increase in jobs, the official unemployment rate edged back to seven per cent after several months at 6.9, an unusual outcome caused by more Canadians entering the work force.

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Engineers can choose from range of hot jobs in marketplace
Chron
Globally, engineers are second in demand, right behind skilled trades. Skilled trades are in high demand due to the large amount of construction work the oil and gas industry is creating, and the vast number of people it takes for each construction site. Yet, without engineers of all disciplines, this work would not be possible or exist.
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Average pay in Alberta: 30 occupations by wage, salary
Huffington Post
It's no secret people from across Canada are flocking to Alberta to make money. Statistics Canada numbers show that Alberta is currently growing faster than any other province. The Royal Bank of Canada is predicting stronger economic growth this year and next for Canada, but says only Alberta will see the kind of gains that will make a real impact on job creation.
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6 ways Google alerts can help you land a job
Forbes
When it comes to cracking the hidden job market (where openings aren't advertised), knowledge is king. That's why Google Alerts should be part of your job-search toolkit. What are Google Alerts? They're free emails Google automatically sends you whenever the search engine finds information relevant to topics you've told it to look for — including articles, news stories, press releases and the like. You can use Google Alerts to monitor news about any company, nonprofit, product, person or industry relevant to your job search.
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Industry vs. academia, students receive an inside look into careers in chemistry
Digital Journal
Avomeen Analytical Services is a contract laboratory skilled in analytical testing, product development, and complex problem solving. The Ann Arbor laboratory also has built quite a reputation among the area universities, partnering with the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University Chemistry Department to utilize their specialized equipment for unusual projects and pour into the next generation of elite chemists. Recently Avomeen hosted a tour of their facilities for students as part of the EMU Summer Science Research Initiative (SSRI).
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Study: Canadian wages on par with U.S.
Huffington Post
Wage levels in Canada are generally in line with those in the United States, says an internal government study, suggesting the pay packets of Canadian workers pose no special competitive disadvantage. The research, by Employment and Social Development Canada, found that since the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, any average differences in the two countries' absolute wage levels have largely disappeared.
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