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Hydraulic Fracturing Engineering Reality vs. Myths and Misconceptions
Peachey
This overview presentation will attempt to cover: i) basic engineering aspects of hydraulic fracturing in various types of oil, gas and coal bed methane wells; ii) basic hydraulic principles and monitoring methods, which limit fracture propagation and impacts; iii) basic economic principles which should drive technology and best practices improvements to reduce impacts; iv) acknowledge some of the main sources of potential environmental impacts and risks from these types of development vs. conventional oil and gas; v) how some of the main risks are already being mitigated, or could easily be mitigated in Alberta; and vi) try to dispel some of the unscientific myths and misconceptions about this technology which seem to "propagate faster than a fracture" in the popular media.
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Assessing the Finnish Biorefinery
Manninen
This presentation takes a look at a Finnish Biorefinery.
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Deadline for CIC and CSC awards is July 2
CIC
Nominate a deserving chemical scientist or engineer for the CIC and CSC 2015 awards. Nominations are due on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.
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CIC Vice-Chair appointed President of NSERC
CIC
Dr. B. Mario Pinto has been appointed President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), effective fall 2014. This was announced on June 17 by James Moore, Minister of Industry, and Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology).
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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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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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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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LinkedIn launches its first standalone job search app
Tech Crunch
LinkedIn says that today 40 per cent of its 300 million users access the site on mobile devices, so its bid to tap into the wave of users accessing the site via smartphones and tablets continues apace: The company is launching LinkedIn Job Search, a free iOS app that will let people search and apply for jobs on the social network. And, interestingly for a company that has built out some interesting features tracking how people view each other’s profiles on the site, LinkedIn here has taken a different approach: everything you do on the job search app remains private.
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How technology, user experience are driving new tech job descriptions
Chicago Tribune
Tech recruiting was a lot simpler in the mid-1990s, when candidates were sought for three main roles: developers, database administrators and systems administrators. Today, employment listings are more specific, required skills more numerous and job stints shorter, says Kevin Krumm, managing partner at Chicago-based technical recruiting firm Objective Paradigm.
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Job vacancy survey shows more Canadians chasing after fewer jobs
Huffington Post
It's getting harder and harder to find a job in Canada, and even the booming west is seeing a worsening labour market, new StatsCan data shows. There were 17 per cent fewer jobs available to Canadians in the first three months of the year than there were a year earlier. The number of people chasing after every available job in Canada has increased. There were 6.8 people looking for work per job opening in the three months ending in March.
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Looking for a good job? Here are the 5 best cities for employees
Wall Street Cheat Sheet
Are some cities better suited for employees? Yes, according to Glassdoor's second annual Employment Satisfaction Report, which offers a comparison by city of overall employee satisfaction, number of employers hiring, and business outlook expectations. The survey is based on feedback from local employees in the 50 largest U.S. metros over the past 12 months.
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Business reviews now available on the Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide
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Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. We are building a valuable resource for the chemical industry, but need your help to get it started. Visit the Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.


5 tips for picking a great boss and why it matters
Entrepreneur.com
The adage is true. You join the company, but you quit your boss. The biggest influence on how I currently run Zola, my own start-up, is the knowledge I gained working with great leaders during my time at Gilt Groupe, a high-growth tech start-up. A range of great leaders there taught me about leadership and management styles. Here are the five most important tips on how to seek a great boss you need to know, before and after your first day on the job.
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