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Carbon Nanomaterials Supported Ni(OH)2/NiO Hybrid Flower Structure for Supercapacitor
Brian K. Kim
In this study, flower-shaped NiO/-Ni(OH)2 hybrid structures were synthesized by a solvothermal process. The microstructure, surface morphology, and surface area of the synthesized materials were characterized by XRD, SEM, and BET. It was discovered that this unique hybrid structure exhibits outstanding capacitive performance in basic electrolyte.
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High Density Sodium and Lithium Ion Battery Anodes from Banana Peels
David Mitlin
Banana peel pseudographite (BPPG) offers superb dual functionality for sodium ion battery (NIB) and lithium ion battery (LIB) anodes. The materials possess low surface areas (19 - 217 m2 g-1) and a relatively high electrode packing density (0.75 g cm-3 vs. ~ 1 g cm-3 for graphite).
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ICE 2015 to Offer One & Two day Professional Development Courses

The Industrial Chemistry and Engineering Conference (Nov. 2-4) will offer various professional development courses for chemists, chemical engineers and chemical technologists. Courses include Laboratory Safety, Batch Process Simulation, and many more!
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Nominations Needed for Brand New CSC Award!

The CSC has approved the new Tom Ziegler Award, to be presented for the first time in 2016! It will be presented, in honour of Prof. Tom Ziegler (1945-2015), to a scientist residing in Canada who has made a distinguished contribution to computational or theoretical chemistry while working in Canada. Nominations are due by September 30, 2015.
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University of Toronto joins initiative to increase diversity in engineering
U of T Engineering News
The University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering has joined more than 90 North American engineering schools that are leading a transformative movement to boost diversity in engineering — one of two Canadian engineering schools to do so.
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Should you quit your job?
Engineering
Should you quit your job? This is something that I think most engineers wonder about in their careers. And for good reason. Sometimes, it's important to make the decision to move on from your current employer and on to the next one. The real question is: When?
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Canadian wages projected to rise 2.5 per cent in 2016
CBC News
Canadian employers expect to raise wages by an average of 2.5 per cent in 2016, according to an annual survey by human resources firm Morneau Shepell. That's less than the average 2.8 per cent they had expected wages would rise in 2015, and reflects the deteriorating economic picture in Canada.
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Recessions help nudge women into science jobs
HR Reporter
Encouraging more women to pursue careers in science, technology, education and math — the so-called STEM fields — is a worthy goal, given the potential payoff for our economy and for women who get jobs in these higher-paying fields. One surprising way to make it happen: Suffer through a recession.
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How does Canada's job creation stack up against G7 peers?
Toronto Sun via The Canadian Press
"Let's be clear what the record is: We have 1.3 million net new jobs created since the global financial crisis — the best record, by far, in the G7." — Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, speaking in a recent leaders' debate. "Since the great global financial crisis, Canada has the... strongest job-creation record... among any of the major developed economies." — Harper in the debate.
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