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High Throughput Screening for Colloidal Product Development
Pelton
Formulated chemical products often involve many ingredients added to satisfy conflicting objectives. The variable space can quickly expand giving a difficult optimization problem. The essential problem is to develop latexes that satisfy three conflicting objectives — they must be hydrophobic, colloidally stable in salty water, and have a specific binding affinity to nickel ore surfaces.
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Environmental Evaluation of Bio-composites Using LCA — Comparison of Two Different Applications
CIC
Bio-composites have been developed in order to decrease the use of non-renewable resources, such as crude oil (used for plastics manufacturing). In order to investigate the environmental advantages and drawbacks of bio-composites, a LCA was carried out for Durapulp, developed by Södra, and several alternative composites.
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CSC and RSC Sign Reciprocal Agreement
CIC
The Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) signed a Reciprocal Agreement with the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) on June 1, 2014 in Vancouver during the 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition.
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New Federation of Canada's Professional Chemists (FCPC)
CIC
The provincial chemistry associations of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia launched a new Federation of Canada's Professional Chemists (FCPC). The CSC and FCPC signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement on June 2, 2014.
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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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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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15 engineering disciplines by salary & job prospects
Design News
Here's a snapshot of the salaries and job prospects for engineering careers by discipline. These numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that some professions such as biomedical engineering will see growth as high as 62 per cent through 2020, while many others such as aerospace engineering and chemical engineering will see growth rates well below 10 per cent.
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MBA grads increasingly look beyond 'big corporate world'
The Globe and Mail
A graduate business degree offers a well-worn path to careers in finance, marketing and consulting. But what if one's preferred destination lies elsewhere? "Those traditional pathways are what made me nervous about doing my MBA," says Carolyn Burns, a 2012 graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. "But the more I looked into specialty programs at Schulich and a few in the United States, I found they do focus on some really fascinating areas."
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Canada Job Grant won't be in place in most provinces
CBC News
Most if not all of the provinces and territories will fail to deliver the federal government's controversial Canada Job Grant on time, despite a three-month extension given to them to implement and deliver the grant. Less than half of the provinces and territories that agreed to implement the grant last spring have finalized their funding agreements with Ottawa. The six provinces are: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.
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The most coveted employers for engineering students
Forbes
With STEM jobs–those requiring degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math-related fields — currently accounting for more than 10 per cent of positions in the U.S. — engineers are in strong demand. So which companies are most attractive to those students poised to enter this sought-after field?
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Should you bring up salary in a job interview?
Forbes
Paul McDonald, a senior executive director at Robert Half, says, "In this market, with 1 per cent or 2 per cent unemployment for some jobs, employers want to get to this business quickly. They want to see if there's a good fit and they're OK with the candidate bringing up the salary in order to be efficient with time." Conversely, he says, applicants should be ready to answer questions about salary early in the process.
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Women in engineering: The range of jobs is more diverse than many think
The Independent
Engineering touches almost everything we do and use. From turning on the light switch to driving a car, engineers have made it possible. The problem is that the diversity of careers that an engineering qualification can therefore open up isn't something that's getting through to enough girls. Indeed, figures show that female employees make up just 13 per cent of STEM jobs — a particularly concerning number when you consider that engineering needs 87,000 new graduates every year.
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Youth jobs proposal would guarantee placement for graduates
CBC News
The Broadbent Institute is proposing a "new deal for young people" that involves business relinquishing a fraction of the "dead money" it is hoarding to offer jobs for young graduates. The institute says an injection of $670 million from business and an equivalent amount from the federal government could lead to the creation of 186,000 full-time jobs to help young Canadians begin their careers.
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