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EcoSynthetix open innovation: An approach to accelerate development of sustainable nanomaterials
John van Leeuwen
At EcoSynthetix we are still in many ways a start-up, 18 years in the making mind you, but I wanted to share a bit with you about our company, and a bit more about how we view open innovation and how we feel about the advancement adoption of sustainable nanomaterials.
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Drive innovation to market
Jean Moreau
I'd like to present in three blocks. One is about our innovation experience, the second block will be more concentrated on the business model and the third block I will act as a messenger to give you two concepts...passion and leadership.
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Hotel reservation deadline extended for CSChE 2015

In order to better accommodate our members, the hotel deadline in Calgary has been extended to Sept. 8 to match the CSChE 2015 conference early registration deadline. Be sure to reserve your hotel and register for the conference before Sept. 8 to receive the group rate and save at least 15 per cent on registration fees!
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Limited spaces left for the Can. J. Chem. Eng. publishing workshop

Looking to publish in a scientific journal, but not sure where to start? Prof. João Soares, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering Editor-in-Chief, will host a mini workshop on simplifying the review process and expediting the acceptance of your scientific paper. The workshop will take place at the Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference in Calgary on Oct. 4 — Reserve your spot today!
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Canada's economy: Five reasons not to panic
CBC News
A recent spate of frightening economic headlines paints a dire picture of the economy, but an examination of some basic gauges of Canadians' financial health demonstrates it's not all doom and gloom. News of plummeting oil prices, the struggling stock market and a loonie that recently dipped below the 75 cent U.S. level for the first time in more than a decade have Canadians on edge and fearful for their futures, as economists debate whether this country is in a recession.
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New study reveals top 10 skills Canadian employers are looking for
Global News
A new study on what it takes to land a job in Canada finds that improving your soft skills may be more crucial than taking that extra college course. In a survey of 256 Canadian employers conducted this spring by Workopolis, one third indicated plans to increase staff over the next year. But employers said finding the right candidate for the job can be a problem, as much as 68 per cent of the time.
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4 key insights to earning $100,000 per year in your engineering career
Engineering.com
Bruce Harpham is the founder of Project Management Hacks, a career development resource for project managers. Bruce's project experience includes leading projects at banks and universities. Bruce earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Toronto. Bruce's writing on project management, careers and technology has appeared at ProjectManagement.com, CIO.com, Lifehack.org and many other leading websites.
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7 technology trends that will make or break many careers
Forbes
No matter what field you work in, if you're hoping to get ahead in your career, you need to be mindful of technology trends. We've seen it all too often in recent history, that a new technology takes over and suddenly those who can't keep up are no longer needed.
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Matchmaker eHarmony's new career site might find you your next job
Geek Wire
Make all the jokes you want about eHarmony's exhaustive compatibility quiz that claims to be better at finding true love. The company now has plans to use a similar system to match people with their ideal jobs. As Reuters reports, founder Neil Clark Warren thinks he can apply similar principles he uses on eHarmony to help out the reported, "70 per cent of Americans…unhappy with their jobs."
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Back to school: Canada lagging in push to teach kids computer coding
CBC News
Armed with rope, pictures and elephant headbands, it looks like this group of nine-year-olds is setting up a huge game of hopscotch. But they're really laying out the biggest thing to hit British schools in a century. As the students direct each other through the grid they've built, they're learning the basic fundamentals of computer coding, in the process moving beyond how to use computers to how computers work.
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Candidates are now competing against Boomerang employees for jobs
Forbes
There's a new trend emerging at companies in America and it's making it even harder for job seekers to stand out and find employment opportunities. Boomerang employees, or those who left an organization and then rejoined that same organization at a future date, are becoming more common. Now, as a job seeker, you aren't just competing against internal candidates and other job seekers, but also former employees.
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