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John C. Polanyi Award Lecture: Towards the Multiscale Modeling of Chemical Reactions in Complex Environments
Dennis R. Salahub    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In this session, review multiscale bio/physical/chemical modeling. More

R.U. Lemieux Award Lecture: Look What You Started, Ray! NMR Methods for Probing Protein-Ligand Interactions
B. Mario Pinto    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session provides insights into carbohydrate chemistry and glycobiology. More

Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry Lecture: Ln3+ Doped Nanoparticles with Optical and Magnetic Properties: My Perspective of the Past, Present, and Future
Frank C.J.M. van Veggel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session, by Frank C.J.M. van Veggel, covers applied nanomaterials. More




Chemists Stampede in Calgary
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Over the course of four sunny days in Calgary this May, some 2,280 delegates gathered at the 95th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition. The conference featured 582 posters and just over 1,400 talks.
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Engineering Journal Jumps Up
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The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering is growing; Beginning January 2013, it will be published 12 times yearly instead of its current six, with 2,000 pages annually up from 1,200. More



Uptake on Eye-Injury Survey Just Short of Enough
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Earlier this month, members of the CIC were invited to participate in a survey being conducted by CNIB (formerly the Canadian National Institute for the Blind) that seeks to better understand the incidence and nature of laboratory eye injuries in Canada. The response was remarkable, with 333 responses within the first two weeks. More

West Coast Inorganic Chemists Meet in Squamish
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Chemists from the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Washington met at Quest University in Squamish, B.C., on May 11-13 for the 2012 B.C. Inorganic Chemistry Discussion Weekend.
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International Olympiad Team Announced
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Ten high school students from Ontario and B.C. met at the University of Toronto this May 31–June 7 for the 2012 Canadian Chemistry Olympiad National Camp. The Canadian Chemistry Olympiad aims to identify high school and cegep students who have a talent for chemistry, and then to prepare the best of them to participate in the International Chemistry Olympiad.
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Alberta Student Wins 2012 Canadian Chemistry Contest
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Howie Wu of Sir Winston Churchill High School in Calgary, Alberta, was chosen as the National Winner of the 2012 Canadian Chemistry Contest, organized by the CIC's Chemical Education Division in April. Wu won out over 633 other students from more than 200 Canadian high schools. More




Twenty-five professionals share their best career advice
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The workplace is constantly changing and to make sure you're on your way down the preferred career path, it's a good idea to take the advice of success stories that came before you. If someone's already been where you are, and telling you the best shortcuts to take, why not listen? More

Three surprising questions Apple Store asks about every job candidate
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As a leader in any field, pay close attention to how the Apple Store hires winning personalities. There's a lot to learn. Although many brands try to copy the look and feel of the Apple Store, they are missing the real soul of the Apple Store experience — its people. The Apple Store values a magnetic personality as much as it does proficiency. But how do you find the best people who are passionately committed to the brand and the customer experience? More

The nine best tips for submitting an online job application
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Statistics show that approximately 50 percent of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking system to screen candidates for job opportunities. There are a variety of reasons recruiters and hiring managers adopt this type of technology. With an ATS in place, human resources departments can automate and store hiring documents online so HR professionals never have to worry about sifting through stacks of paperwork or hundreds of emails to find what they need. More

Ten tips to help make networking work for you
Business 2 Community    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Networking is a social activity where groups of like-minded individuals come together to share information and serve as a resource for others. Business networking serves many purposes: sales, general marketing, recruiting, job-hunting, knowledge exchange and business development and out of all of these, business development is the one that it supports best. Tom Costello shares his tips on how to make networking work for you. More





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