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Emerging Models of Innovation for Drug Discovery: Opportunities and Perspectives
Career Development Day
This session discusses opportunities in the area of drug discovery research in Canada and informs participants (students, professors, industry) of the opportunities in terms of value creation and academia-industry collaborations.
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Career Development Day: Keynote Speaker
Patrick Doyle
This presentation provides valuable career development information and industrial career development insight.  Dr. Doyle has moved through research, regulatory, product management, business development and global quality management and shares his story of career evolution at Syngenta, a global agribusiness and the associated learning and development he underwent in the process.
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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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Register early for CSChE 2013 and save!
CIC
Canada's biggest annual chemical engineering conference is set to take place Oct. 20-23 in beautiful Fredericton, N.B. The technical program is already posted online and covers a wide variety of chemical engineering innovations, from forest biorefineries to carbon capture. Register by Sept. 16 to take advantage of discounted rates. Find out more at http://www.csche2013.ca.
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Canada loses 39,400 jobs in July; youth struggle to find work
CTV News
Of the 1.4 million Canadians who are currently unemployed, almost a third is young people between the ages of 15 and 24, according to a new Statistics Canada report. Surprising figures show that the Canadian labour force lost 39,400 net jobs in July, many of which were occupied by young workers. The biggest overall drop was in Quebec, where 30,400 jobs were lost.
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University fee rise sparks surge in demand for 'jobs-based' degrees
The Telegraph
Demand for disciplines such as English, history and languages is down over the last five years as school leavers increasingly target courses that lead directly to the workplace, it was claimed. Figures show a significant rise in applications to study medicine, engineering, science and business subjects.
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University launches new petroleum engineering graduate program
Deseret News
The University of Utah is launching a new graduate program this fall in petroleum engineering. The program is designed to produce petroleum engineers with knowledge about responsible development of oil and gas resources. "Economic and environmentally responsible extraction, transportation, distribution and use of hydrocarbons play a significant role in our nation’s need for guaranteed domestic energy supplies during the next half-century," said John McLennan, associate professor of chemical engineering.
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Online resources help develop career plans
Toronto Star
The basic building blocks of a career plan are an inventory of your skills, abilities and the activities that you enjoy. Then you need to research the kinds of careers that are consistent with your aptitude and any further education or training you may need to qualify for the career you have chosen.
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Travel awards, YouTube contest and more
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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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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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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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Even fewer women in engineering predicted
The HR Director
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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Why thirty-somethings are still in entry-level jobs
The Globe and Mail
Statistics Canada's latest study regarding the changing employment situation of younger Canadians reveals some sobering facts, but few real shocks. One statistic that may surprise Canadians who have grown accustomed to talk of growing skills mismatches relates to the proportion of recent university graduates working in lower-skill jobs (i.e. those requiring a high-school education or less).
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6 college courses that help grads land jobs
CNBC News
The question "What's your major?" has gone from being a cheesy pickup line to something much more imperative these days as employers require broader skills from college graduates. Whether you major in anthropology or chemical engineering, companies are looking for a skill set that may go beyond your school's core curriculum.
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