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Keynote Lecture: Nonconvex Generalized Benders Decomposition and Piecewise Convex Relaxations for Optimal Process Design and Operation Under Uncertainty
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.
R.S. Jane Memorial Award Lecture: Blood, Guts and Chemical Engineering 2.0
The introduction of bioengineering and biomedical engineering in chemical engineering programs and how they provide new interest in chemical engineering studies.
Keynote Lecture: PET/Clay Nanocomposites: Effect of Chain Extender on the Morphology and Properties
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.
A good mix for innovation
In January, the NSERC-Pacific Regional office and the Vancouver Local Section of the CIC hosted the B.C. Academic-Industry Mixer. Invited speakers represented the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, NSERC, GreenCentre Canada, PowerTech Labs, and Mitacs.
CNC-IUPAC travel awards help young researchers
The CNC-IUPAC travel awards provide young chemists with funding to travel to international conferences as part of the Canadian National Committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (CNC-IUPAC) travel awards program. To see this year's winners and to find out how to apply for next year's awards, click here.
Chemical engineering graduate offered Westminster placement
The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is inviting applications for The Ashok Kumar Fellowship, which gives a chemical engineering graduate the opportunity to spend three months working at the U.K. Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology. The successful candidate will be the fourth graduate to be awarded the fellowship since it was established in 2010.
New grads: Are you ready for the 'real world'?
Hiring of new college graduates is expected to rise 13 percent this year, according to the "Job Outlook 2013" survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Moreover, the association singled out finance as the degree most in demand, and accounting ranked third. This doesn't necessarily mean that finding the job you want will be a breeze. It's still a tough market.
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Norbrook launch major recruitment drive for 400 new jobs
Norbrook Laboratories, a Newry company which researches, develops and manufactures veterinary pharmaceuticals for the global market is planning a major recruitment drive set to employ 400 new staff over the next 2 years. The jobs are part of an ongoing expansion programme by Norbrook Laboratories Ltd which has already seen 230 new staff join the company since January 2013. The jobs will range across multiple disciplines including production, scientific analysis, research, finance and engineering.
Nuclear plant to recruit Emiratis from Western Region
Emiratis in the Western Region are being targeted for training and future employment in the country's first nuclear power programme. The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) is focusing its recruitment efforts and scholarships programmes on such citizens ahead of its 2017 opening.
"Although we do not have a lot of students and employees from the Western Region yet, one of our main targets is to actively recruit from the region," said Fahad Al Qahtani, the external communications director at Enec.
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5 basic tips for the graduate job hunt
So you've graduated — now what? If you're like many graduates this year, you'll be looking for your first job in your chosen industry. So just how do you find that first graduate job you've been yearning for? You might not think you know anyone who can help you, but you'd be surprised how important connections are when you're looking for your first job.
Summer Jobs program benefits employers, students
While Canada's economy continues to grow and prosper, the global economy remains fragile. As a trading nation that is part of the world economy, we are not immune to the challenges that other countries face. One specific challenge we face is the growing mismatch of available jobs and the number of individuals looking for work in Canada.
Gap between youth and adult employment widest in 35 years
The gap between youth and adult unemployment has now reached the widest gap in 35 years, a new Statistics Canada report shows.
The youth unemployment rate in 2012 was 2.4 times that of adults, marking the biggest gap since 1977, the report suggested.
"Part of what you're seeing is a slow recovery from the last recession," said Jim MacGee, associate professor of economics at Western University.
Survey: Canadian job market ripe for students and recent grads
Students are ramping up efforts to get into the Canadian job market this summer.
The Canadian job market took in 54,000 more youths in May compared to April this year, according to the Canadian Labour Force Survey.
The growth in youth employment is in line with a survey by the BMO Bank of Montreal which states that 51 per cent of employers are looking to hire recent graduates or students this year.
The Internship: 6 real-life lessons from the movie
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as career coaches? Perhaps. While their film "The Internship" has received tepid reviews, it holds some real-life lessons for job-seekers. And not just that Google is a really fun place to work (CNN referred to it the film as a "valentine" to the tech giant). Starting over and having to confront a landscape changed not only by the economy but also by technology is something many job candidates are facing these days. Here are five takeaways all applicants should consider.
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