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Boehringer Ingelheim Research Excellence Award Lecture: Harvest in the Natural Product Synthesis and Gold-Catalyzed Gardens
Louis Barriault    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session describes some advances in synthesis of selected natural products, including some catalysed by gold complexes. More

Keith Laidler Award Lecture: Electrochemical and Photochemical Catalysis Based on Functional Nanomaterials
Aicheng Chen    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session describes the synthesis of nanostructured particles of palladium, platinum and titanium dioxide, as well as their use in applications from hydrogen storage to electrochemical catalysis. More

Fred Beamish Award Lecture — Proteomics Reboot: Classic Approaches to Protein Sample Preparation
Alan Doucette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session explores how analytical chemistry techniques such as mass spectrometry can advance the field of proteomics, particularly when looking for disease biomarkers. More

International Olympiad Team Brings it Home
Chemical Institute of Canada    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The Canadian national team brought home some serious bling from the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad held in Maryland this July. The Olympiad is an annual competition for the world's most talented secondary school chemistry students. Countries sent delegations of four students who were individually tested on their scientific knowledge and skills during both a five-hour laboratory practical and five-hour written examination.

Advocacy in Action
Chemical Institute of Canada    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This year, for the first time, the Advocacy task force of the CIC submitted our own brief to the Finance committee of the house of commons as part of the pre-budget consultation. These documents will be used to guide budget allocations for 2013/2014. Themes for the brief included job growth through research and innovation, increased funding for students in the sciences and internationalization. These were chosen in order to resonate with government objectives, yet emphasize the importance of research to the future of all Canadians. Get involved, read the brief and help put research on the government agenda by making an appointment with your local MP to talk about the points contained within it. More

Validation Kit
The Validation Kit (p/n CVK) is designed to perform the Operational Qualification of the Clarity Chromatography stations that acquire data using the A/D converters internal PCI cards INT7, INT9 or external USB boxes U-PAD, U-PAD2.
NanoSight LM10-HS
The instrument, which is based on a conventional optical microscope, uses a laser light source to illuminate nano-scale particles within a 0.3 ml sample introduced to the viewing unit with a disposable syringe.
9030 (120-9003)
The Sciencetech 9030 monochromator is a compact, single grating scanning monochromator with 100 mm focal length (both output and input). It has a manual wavelength selector dial with an optional external motor drive for computerized control.

Introductions, Referrals, Recommendations and References — Not Created Equally Online
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Christine Perkett writes: In these days of social media madness and online relationships, it can take even more work to be sure that who you're talking to is genuine, qualified and credible. I've noticed that people ask for things online in a more bold way than they used to, when face-to-face relationships ruled. More

The Job Search Olympics: Going for Gold on Your Career Path
U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Some of the most phenomenal young people were in London recently. They are superior athletes who have been laser focused on their sport, some since they were barely old enough to walk. While they have all truly earned a gold medal for the discipline necessary to take this world stage, there is one group of young ladies in particular that seemed center stage. They are the women's gymnastics teams, with a "soul-on-fire" attitude that is something to behold. Consider these three tips of how their path in athletics can relate to your career path. More

Nail the Interview
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Much has been written about the successful job search, but there is always one constant — you need to "nail the interview" or series of interviews in order to get the job. Recruiters and hiring managers will tell you that in 99 of 100 situations the reason a great candidate did not get the job offer was because of something that happened, or didn't happen, during the interview. You can benefit by not making the same mistakes and applying the following interview tips into your job search "tool box." More

Advanced Laboratories Ltd.
Advance Laboratories Ltd., incorporated in 1987 and is situated in Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia. We mainly manufacture specialty chemicals for industrial and institutional users in Atlantic Canada. MORE
Nexen Inc.
Vibrant and dynamic, Nexen Inc. is a global energy leader with an exciting future. Our suite of assets is unique. Our growth strategies are value-focused. Our commitment to ethics, integrity and sustainable business practices is unwavering. MORE

What Resume Items Can Kill My Chances at Getting a New Job?
Lifehacker    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to your resume, less is often more — but if you ask a dozen career counselors what they think you should include and what you should leave off, you'll get a dozen long-winded answers. Let's tackle some things you should definitely omit if you want to get your foot in the door. More

Job Seekers: Branding Yourself as a Generalist Doesn't Work
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It used to be, the further you got in your career, the more you described yourself as a generalist. You'd brand yourself as a generalist because that's what you've learned your whole career — that being a generalist was valuable, demonstrating your ability to quickly adapt to new situations and learn new skills. More
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