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Pathways to More Sustainable Polymer Products
Marc Dubé
Polymers are found in almost every manufactured product in the world. Not surprisingly, economic indicators for the polymer industry predict a significant global increase in production for the foreseeable future. Most synthetic polymers are derived from petroleum feedstocks and we have reached a critical point in our dependence on these feedstocks due to supply limitations and negative environmental consequences.
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Increased Emissions Reduction and Improved Fuel Economy with the Cleanalytic Catalytic Converter
Robert Hayes
The concept investigated in this work is the Multi-Chamber Catalytic Converter (MCCC) (product name Cleanalytic). MCCC is a modification to the current catalytic converter design in which thin layers of insulating material are introduced into the ceramic honeycomb in a concentric fashion.
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Showcase your University at the CSChE 2015 Graduate Studies Fair

Taking place in Calgary on October 4th, the CSChE Graduate Studies Fair provides a unique opportunity to showcase your university's program to over 600 undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering students from across Canada. Book your rental table today for only $300!
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CGCEN Award deadline extended

The deadline for the Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Network Award nominations for an individual and for an organization has been extended to September 30, 2015. Be sure to submit your nominations!
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The best and worst master's degrees for jobs in 2015
Forbes
The decision to enroll in graduate school plagues Americans at every stage of their careers. For many, a master's degree can be key to securing a promotion or changing fields, and will often lead to better compensation. But some degrees no longer guarantee employment or hefty paychecks, and the burden of student debt may deter many considering this option.
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10 ways an engineering degree gave me a crash course in life
Elite Daily
The saying "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" never seemed as apt as it does when I think back to my old school days. The past six years of engineering were filled with hard work, sleepless nights, excessive caffeine intake and occasional naps in the library. But it paid off, and here I am loving every moment of my life as a "working professional." I have realized that the real world is remarkably different to school, yet trying to graduate felt awfully similar to trying to make it on your own in the real world.
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Canadians are scaling the income ladder with the best of them
The Globe and Mail
It may not feel like it at the moment given our oil and broader economic woes, but Canadians have been growing richer at a notable pace. In fact, new research suggests, the proportion of the Canadian population deemed high-income has been rising at a rate that is among the fastest in the world. Which also means Canada's middle class is shrinking, according to the recent Pew Research Center study of 111 countries.
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How online education could narrow the global skills gap
Fortune
Business leaders and educators are turning to new technologies to fill jobs and train workers. It has been widely reported that U.S. employers have a hard time finding skilled talent to fill critical jobs. Rapid developments in digital technology, as well as innovations in science and engineering, have created a gap between need and availability of the skills required across these industries.
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Thinking about relocating for work? Consider this checklist before making the move
Financial Post
There's more to the saying: "just pack up and go," especially when it relates to relocating for work. After you've accepted and signed the employment offer, there's still much to be done (and it has little to do with the job itself). As you near the moving date circled on your calendar, consider this to-do list to ensure a smooth transition to your new job and new city.
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