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Are Polymers Nothing But the Residue in the Bottom of Organic Chemists' Flasks?
Robert Prud'homme
This lecture illustrates the evolution of the study of polymers through work on polymer blends, stereocomplexes (polyesters), polymer orientation and, more recently, crystallization in ultrathin films.
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Teaching Chemistry in Small, Medium and Large Classes
Stan Skonieczny
This lecture presents experiences from teaching numerous chemistry courses for over 25 years. It will also review the Canadian Chemistry Olympiad program which is designed to promote interest in chemistry amongst high school students.
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Molecular Dynamics at Ultracold Temperatures
Roman Krems
This talk discusses the unique features of molecular interactions at ultracold temperatures (lower than 1 degree Kelvin). It will also show that ultracold molecules can be used to study novel many-body physics phenomena.
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High school teacher honoured with new award
CIC

Gyro Inman of Earl of March Secondary School in Kanata, ON, has been presented with the inaugural Chemical Institute of Canada Award for High School/Cégep Chemistry Teachers.

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Success at Alberta/British Columbia Inorganic meeting
CIC
A record-setting 144 inorganic chemists western Canada and the U.S. gathered at UBC Okanagan May 10-12 for the 2013 Alberta/British Columbia Inorganic Chemistry Discussion Weekend.
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A better way of measuring America's science and tech jobs
The Atlantic Cities
Science and technology skills are seen as vital to U.S. innovation and competitiveness by technologists, business leaders, and policy-makers on both sides of the aisle. A growing chorus contends that America faces a shortage of so-called STEM skills and jobs, which span science, technology, engineering, and math, and there's long been rising concern that the U.S. needs to turn out more grads in these critical fields.
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Better U.S. job numbers good news for Canada's stagnant labour market
The Globe and Mail
The contrast between the Canadian and U.S. June employment numbers highlights a growing reality: About the best thing Canada's economy has going for it is the U.S. economy. Canada's job count for the month was virtually unchanged from May (officially, an inconsequential 400-job dip), a slap of reality after the giddiness brought on by May's massive 95,000-job surge.
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IChemE career drive gets Royal Academy praise
PRW
Whynotchemeng, a U.K. campaign to promote careers in chemical engineering, has been recognized for its achievements by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The campaign, which is run by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), was established in 2000 to halt a decline in undergraduates studying chemical engineering and to improve its image with pupils, parents and teachers.
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Canada firms wary but see higher sales growth, investment, jobs
Reuters
Canadian businesses remain wary of the coming 12 months despite slowly improving U.S. demand, but still expect an improvement in sales growth as well as higher investment and employment, a Bank of Canada poll showed. The survey of senior managers showed the balance of opinion on past sales had turned modestly positive and the future sales outlook was also somewhat positive, though slightly less so than three months earlier.
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Helping engineer a potential career
News Guardian
Students have been given a hands-on approach to ways to address any skills gap in the engineering industry. Fabricom Offshore Services invited 16 Year 10 students at Whitley Bay High School to their head office in Longbenton as part of 'World of Work Day.' The pupils were taught about the importance of the oil and gas industry and got to meet two of the six apprentices taken on by the company last September.

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More work experience, less education, needed to get a job
Troy Media
Why are there so many unemployed youth? Why do so many graduates of colleges, institutes and universities as well as high schools fail to find work? It is very easy to predict who will never really get successfully established in a good job or career — those who reach the age of 25 without ever having had any kind of paid work.

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Recent LHS grad selected for Nason Memorial Scholarship
Lynnfield Patch
The Essex County Youth Foundation has announced that Lynnfield resident Adannia Nwangwu has been selected for the Henry and Ruth Nason Memorial Scholarship. Nwangwu, a recent graduate of Lynnfield High School, plans to study chemical engineering and after graduation hopes to attend medical school.

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Where the jobs are, and why it's going to take more education to get one
Time Free Press
Even with an improved economy, getting a job is only going to get tougher. A new national study predicts that jobs in across the nation increasingly will demand more advanced education and training. Job growth is projected in many high-skilled areas, while jobs in agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and manufacturing are expected to decline.
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Salary tracker shows earning power of community college grads — often more than graduate degree holders
EdSource
With the right major, California community college graduates can out-earn workers with bachelor's and master's degrees — often by a lot. Salary Surfer, an online consumer guide released by the Community College Chancellor's Office, lets prospective students and everyone else look up the median earnings for graduates of the 179 most popular subjects at community college campuses and check to see which colleges offer those programs.
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