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For 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,400 employees in Canada work together to provide answers that last in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare, as well as deliver infrastructure solutions for cities. Sales for Siemens in Canada in fiscal 2011, were $3.0 billion CAD. MORE INFO

CIC Medal Lecture: Sponging Off Nature for New Drug Leads
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This session was the conference opening at the recent 95th Annual Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. More

Award for Chemical Education Lecture: Game Changers — Learning Chemistry in the 21st Century
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This session presents the challenges in teaching chemistry, alternate teaching methods and "game changers." More

Plenary Lecture: Finding the Way to Solar Fuels
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This session discusses our world's reliance on energy and finding our way to solar fuel. More

Snap Shots
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Artistic interpretations of each of the elements comprise an 8-metre by 5-metre mural of the periodic table adorning a foyer wall at the University of Waterloo. Tiles submitted from every Canadian province and territory, 20 U.S. states and 14 other countries make up the compilation. The project was funded in part by the CIC's Chemical Education Fund during 2011, the International Year of Chemistry. Detail: Breanna Paige Stafford and Elaine Riegel, from Vilas in Colorado, submitted the tile for rhodium. The single rose was inspired by the Greek root of the element's name, meaning rose, and by the metal's single isotope. More

Engineers sign agreement with oilsands network
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The CSChE entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Oilsands Network for Research and Development in May. The MOU represents a statement of "goodwill and intent" to "strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two organizations ... in the field of chemical engineering as it relates to oilsands research and development." The agreement lists some specific areas of cooperation, including the spread of best practices; participation and co-promotion of events and conferences; support of human capacity building in sustainability and academic programs at colleges and universities; exchange of information; and collaboration in communicating Process Safety Management standards. More

International chemical education conference coming to Toronto
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Some 500 chemical science educators from around the world will gather in Toronto in July 2014 thanks to a successful bid by the University of Toronto to host the 23rd IUPAC International Conference on Chemical Education. The bid, presented to the IUPAC Committee on Chemical Education last July in San Juan, Puerto Rico, proffered Toronto's metropolitan and multicultural charms, as well as the organizing committee's past experience in helping to carry out the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, to seal the deal. Delegates are expected to be largely post-secondary instructors, although considerable effort is being made to draw high school chemistry teachers. Under the conference theme "Developing Learning Communities in the Chemical Sciences," symposia planned to date include "Communicating Across the Educational Levels," "Outreach to the Lay Community," "International Student Learning Communities," "Technological Support of Chemistry Learning and Learning Communities," and "Greening Attitudes in Chemistry Education." The conference will be sponsored in part by the CIC's Chemical Education Fund.

"We're all very excited," says Judith Poe, co-chair of the conference. "Of course now we have to get down to the work of it."

10 job interview tips from a CEO headhunter
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Whether you're being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you're going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions — here's a road map of what you'll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions. No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, these are the types of questions that could come up in a typical interview. More

Projects are the new job interviews
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Resumes are dead. Interviews are largely ineffectual. LinkedIn is good. Portfolios are useful. But projects are the real future of hiring, especially knowledge working hiring. No matter how wonderful your references or how well you do on those too-clever-by-half Microsoft/Google brainteasers, serious firms will increasingly ask serious candidates to do serious work in order to get a serious job offer. More

Your resume: Getting past the machines
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Resume keywords are the phrases in a resume that HR screeners, recruiters, hiring managers and, most critically, Applicant Tracking Systems, look for relative to a specific job opening. And when ATSs are used, a resume that doesn't have the right combination of keywords may never be seen by human eyes. An ATS is a software system and a database holding resume information. It operates behind the commercial and corporate job boards to capture and store submitted resumes. More

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