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Probing Transition States via NMR Spectroscopy
Jefferson Chan
In this current work, an NMR-based method is applied to study the neuraminidase enzyme, a key element in the influenza life cycle.
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Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods and Materials Design
Yue Zhao
Recent studies on polymers that are responsive to a variety of stimuli such as light, ultrasound, carbon dioxide and enzymes are reported on in this presentation.
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Planar Microfluidic Devices and Gas Chromatrography
Jim Luong
In this presentation the synergies of recently commercialized planar microfluidic devices combined with the resolving power of fused silica capillary columns are demonstrated.
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Grapevine: honours, awards and appointments
CIC
Bernard West, MCIC, and David Beckmann, MCIC, have both recently been honoured for their contributions to the work of the Society for Chemical Industry. Find out what other CIC members are up to in our Grapevine section.
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Register now for EnviroAnalysis 2013
CIC
Registration is now open for EnviroAnalysis 2013, Canada's premiere conference for environmental and analytical chemists. Join us in Toronto Sept. 15-18, 2013. To find out more, visit http://www.enviroanalysis2013.ca.
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Issue of work visas for high-tech jobs hits home in Massachusetts
The Republican
As Congress debates passing comprehensive immigration reform, one area has particular resonance for Massachusetts: A focus on increasing the number of high-skilled foreign workers allowed to work and live in the U.S. The state's concentration of top universities and technology and scientific companies make Massachusetts the second most dependent state, after New Jersey, on H-1B visas.
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Optimum career paths for recent grads
My Valley News
It has been a stressful couple of years for college students. An unstable economy has led many students to second-guess their investments in higher education and fear regarding employment prospects after graduation are common among today's students. Graduates who majored in fields of study that are more recession-proof than others could have decided advantages over students who went with other majors. Knowing which careers are still going strong and which have stalled can help college students with goals of finding a career with growth potential.
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PhDs face tough job market
CBC News
Doctoral students are considering their options as they graduate into a sparse job market. In the last couple years the federal government has slashed research budgets and jobs. University budgets are also tight, leading many to cut the short-term teaching positions PhDs can try to leverage into a full-time faculty position.
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OECD: Long-term unemployment still a blight in Canada
The Globe and Mail
Long-term unemployment in Canada remains a blight in the post-crisis era, the OECD warned as it urged governments to provide "targeted assistance" to help those workers find jobs. To be sure, Canada's labour market rebounded from the recession at a far faster pace than most other countries, recouping the jobs lost to the slump, and then some.
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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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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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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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Employees needed as tech grows jobs in agriculture
Drovers Cattle Network
Working the fields and raising livestock aren't the only jobs available in the agricultural industry, and as technology plays a larger role in the field there are more jobs open than agribusinesses can fill. The available jobs aren't just working in the fields either. Technology is playing a key role in the industry boom and employees are needed to develop and sell GPS systems, unmanned vehicles, renewable energy and plant and animal genetics.
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NMSU students gain chemical engineering membership
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The American Institute of Chemical Engineering recently approved 10 New Mexico State University students for membership. The students will benefit by access to eLibrary powered by Knovel. The library consists of several interactive scientific references, chemistry handbooks, standards, databases, graphs and charts. It also includes resources such as Perry's Chemical Engineer's Handbook and Lange's Handbook of Chemistry.
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