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Role of Process Systems Engineering in Chemical Engineering
Ignacio E. Grossmann
In this talk we give an overview of the nature of Process Systems Engineering (PSE), discuss some current major trends, and show how it fits in this Chemical Engineering (ChE) and the role it might play in the future.
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Stimuli-responsive Materials via Controlled Radical Polymerization
Milan Maric
Stimuli-responsive polymers are widely exploited in a number of modern biomedical, sensor and energy technologies. The rapid and reversible response to a stimuli is criticallly dependent on the polymer microstructure, which is influenced by the polymerization route.
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Publish your Chemical Engineering papers with Can. J. Chem. Eng.!

The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering publishes original research articles, new theoretical interpretation or experimental findings and critical reviews in the science or industrial practice of chemical and biochemical processes. Get Canada-wide exposure by submitting your papers! Some restrictions apply.
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Start planning your trip for the October 4-7 CSChE conference!

Calgary is known for its western hospitality — make the most of your trip to CSChE 2015 by booking early and planning your activities now! Group hotel codes and tourism information are now available on the conference website.
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Canada sheds 6,400 jobs in June
CBC News
The Canadian economy lost 6,400 jobs in June as gains in full-time work were offset by losses of part-time jobs, Statistics Canada says. The jobless rate stayed steady at 6.8 per cent, the same level it has been at since February. the data agency reported. It was a better showing than what a consensus of economists were expecting, which was a loss of about 10,000 positions. The number of full-time jobs increased by 64,800. However, 71,200 part-time jobs were lost in the month.
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Maneuvering your engineering career through planned and unplanned transitions
Engineering.com
James Lehman is the author of the new book Maneuvering Your Career — 20 Strategies to Prepare You for Voluntary (or Involuntary) Career Transition. James has either experienced or witnessed just about anything that can happen in the workplace relating to people, and their careers. He himself has had 20 job transitions, and as a Senior HR Professional, he has spent more than 20 years working in Human Resources.
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6 ways continuing education can close Canada's skills gap
Huffington Post
Ask an employee from just about any industry in Canada, and they'll tell you: there is a huge gap between the training required to move up the career ladder and the training provided by their employers. A recent survey found that while 71 per cent of employers agree they have a responsibility to provide career management programs for their employees, only 29 per cent actually offer them. So how do we close this gap in training needs?
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Canadian innovation continues to fade despite billions in federal cash
Design Engineering
Spending billions of public dollars over two decades has done little to reverse Canada's long decline in the key economic category of business innovation, the federal government acknowledges in a newly released document. The self-assessment, contained in a "secret" memorandum to Finance Minister Joe Oliver, underlines how chronically sluggish business innovation remains "of great concern" for Canadian productivity.
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4 key areas to watch in Canada's labour market
Huffington Post
As sectors that traditionally benefit from a weaker dollar and slumping oil prices, manufacturing and logistics are currently driving positive job growth in Ontario. Randstad Canada has seen significant quarter over quarter sequential gains in light industrial temporary roles, and staggering year over year gains in permanent direct hires throughout Ontario's industrial sector. This suggests improving confidence in the long-term health of Ontario's economy.
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