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Kasha's Rule Isn't: Adventures in the Land of Molecular Electronic Excited States
Ron Steer
This lecture focuses on the development of our understanding of the processes of intramolecular and intermolecular radiationless relaxation of very short-lived, bound, excited electronic states and the circumstances under which sensitive transient emission and absorption detection methods may be used to characterize these processes.
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Using Block Copolymer Self-Assembly on Surfaces to Create Complex Nanopatterns
Jillian Buriak
A key ingredient for future applications of nanoscale self-assembly is the ability to integrate numerous one-dimensional addressable nanostructures via their synthesis, patterning, and alignment on technologically relevant solid supports. This talk describes the development of sub-25 nm patterning strategies that involve large scale self-assembly.
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What Can You Learn from Artificial Special Pairs?
Pierre Harvey
This presentation focuses on the basic properties of synthetic special pairs where the cofacial spacing, metals, β- and meso-substituents, and functional grous (antennas, electron acceptor), are varied in order to modulate various targetted properties such as redox properties, paramagneticity, heavy atom effect, donor-acceptor distances, amplitude of MO couplings, J-integral, etc.
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Free webinar — What is Lean Sigma?
CIC
Lean Sigma is a methodology that combines Lean and Six Sigma with a focus on reducing non-value-adding or wasteful elements in a process as well as enhancing quality through eliminating variation and errors. In advance of the course being offered later this fall, the CIC has partnered with the Leading Edge Group to offer a free webinar about Lean Sigma. Find out more at http://www.cheminst.ca/career/courses.
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Travel awards, YouTube contest and more
CIC
Interested in applying for the CNC-IUPAC travel awards? Want to know more about our annual YouTube contest for high school students? Check out our Things to Know section.
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Demand for scientists grows 6 per cent
News Day
During June of 2013, more than 79,000 job ads were available online for Scientists in the United States, according to WANTED Analytics, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. There is high demand for science related professionals, yet employers struggle to recruit enough qualified talent due to competition, niche job requirements, and high barriers to entry.
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Young workers face 'crisis' of scarce good jobs (The Tyee)

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Engineers take charge of upskilling for career development
Plant Engineering
A new analysis of employees in the engineering sector in the United States and Canada has shed light on the way that engineers are taking greater control of their skills development to better manage their careers and plan for a range of alternative employment outcomes. The 2013 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI), an annual survey revealing opinions about work and the workplace, uncovers a new wave of empowered employees who understand that investing in skills is central to staying relevant in a challenging business environment.
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Students learn more about engineering at camp
The Times News
To get them started on the path 16 students from Alamance County middle schools attended a one-week Renewable Energy Summer Camp held at the Career and Technical Education Center, the one-year old high school facility where local students can take courses in technical and science subjects from computers to cooking, but it is not where they have home room or from which they graduate.

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Sciences face an image problem
Ottawa Citizen
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are not only under-represented in our education system, as revealed by the latest National Household Survey data, they're also saddled with what the Conference Board of Canada calls "an important image problem." And these negative stereotypes, which begin as early as grade school, are resulting in major competitive shortcomings.

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Young workers face 'crisis' of scarce good jobs
The Tyee
Statistics Canada researchers compared three key labour force statistics for two groups of young workers, ages 15 to 24 and 25 to 34, in 1981 and in 2012. Looking at unemployment, full-time employment and wages, the researchers found that in 2012, women between 25 and 34 had lower unemployment, more full-time employment and higher wages (in inflation-adjusted dollars) than women their age in 1981.

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Time running short on a deal for jobs training
The Globe and Mail
The proposal by the federal government to create a Canada Job Grant program for the unemployed has the provincial governments incensed, increasing the tension between Ottawa and the provinces. The Job Grant program will only come into existence if the provinces agree. Right now, they are unwilling to co-operate with Ottawa's plan, fearing both a loss of autonomy and money.
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Young, frustrated workers begin to listen to the union pitch
The Globe and Mail
The slow recovery from the last recession has been hard on young workers. The unemployment rate for workers 15 to 24 is still elevated and it is common for today's twenty-something to stitch together multiple part-time jobs. Sabrina Butt, 26, is a recently unionized sales associate at a Toronto-area H & M store. She is among the cohort of young workers entering the labour market in a soft economy, looking at their after-school retail and service jobs as long-term employment, and hunkering down.
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Model predicts risk of women engineers leaving profession
Pace Process & Control Engineering
The loss of skilled women from engineering remains a concern as the profession continues to be male dominated. However, new and developing research has identified some of the key factors and indicators that could help predict and prevent those women most at risk of leaving the engineering profession.
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