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Are Polymers Nothing But the Residue in the Bottom of Organic Chemists' Flasks?
Robert Prud'homme
This lecture illustrates the evolution of the study of polymers through work on polymer blends, stereocomplexes (polyesters), polymer orientation and, more recently, crystallization in ultrathin films.
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Molecular Dynamics at Ultracold Temperatures
Roman Krems
This talk discusses the unique features of molecular interactions at ultracold temperatures (lower than 1 degree Kelvin). It will also show that ultracold molecules can be used to study novel many-body physics phenomena.
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Teaching Chemistry in Small, Medium and Large Classes
Stan Skonieczny
This lecture presents experiences from teaching numerous chemistry courses for over 25 years. It will also review the Canadian Chemistry Olympiad program which is designed to promote interest in chemistry amongst high school students.
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Call for Nominations for SCI Canada Awards
CIC
Nominations are now open for the 2014 Society for Chemical Industry Canada (SCI) annual award. The deadline for submission is Sept. 30. SCI Canada rewards excellence in chemistry and the chemical industry by presenting awards to industry and academic leaders for outstanding achievements they have made.
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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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Chemical workers step back into the job market
The Bulletin
The next planned reduction of employees of the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility is in March. That cut will reduce the current workforce by half. About a quarter of the workers already laid off went directly to other jobs with URS — the company overseeing the facility's closure — at other plants closing in places like Colorado and Kentucky. Up to 14 per cent of the other workers left the Oregon plant before their scheduled reduction.
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Widening 'skills gap' leaves 'lost generation' of graduates unable to find jobs in their field
National Post
Samantha Borgford of Uxbridge, ON, graduated from teachers college in June. She spent the summer cleaning pools. Ms. Borgford, 24, says she can't complain about being unable to find a teaching job yet because she knows many other people around her age who can't find work in their fields.
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Getting Canada to work
Leader-Post
As millions head back to school, many may be preoccupied with their prospects for work upon graduation. Headlines on youth unemployment abound, while many small business owners can't find the people they need to put their products or services to market.
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Poll: Students picking 'wrong' fields
Castanet
A new report says some students aren't getting as much of a return on their education investment as they should because they aren't focusing on the ideal fields. The CIBC World Markets report says that while completing a post-secondary education is still the best route to a well paying, quality job, the premium is dropping as too few students are graduating from programs that are in high demand.

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Surveys show falling job vacancies in Canada during Q2
CTV News
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says the number of job vacancies dropped slightly during the second quarter, an indication of a weaker labour market. The group representing small and medium-sized businesses says there were 289,800 unfilled jobs in the private sector during the April-July period, a drop of about 5,000 from the previous quarter.

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Skills Work! camp introduces girls to skilled trades
Daily Commercial News
The all girls Skills Work! camp at Linamar's Frank Hasenfratz Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing in Guelph, ON, was an opportunity for girls entering into Grade 7 and 8 to learn from experts in fields such as CNC machining, electrical and automation. "It's different because you don't have any boys around you saying you can't do this, only guys can do it," said 14-year-old camper Alexandra Rak, who returned for a second year at the camp.

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Workers in Canada pay price as companies skimp on training, equipment
Financial Post
Elizabeth Babcock says it takes almost three weeks to do a task her U.S. peers can finish in one day. A project coordinator at a large international information company in Toronto, Babcock says she enters data by hand because she doesn't have the automated documentation software used by her counterparts across the border.
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Universities should educate — employers should train
The Globe and Mail
The trajectory of most individuals in their education and careers is seldom linear. Few people at 17 or 18 have a crystal-clear idea of what their job will be at 40. And for those lucky ones who do, it is unlikely they will pursue a linear path to that end point and stay in that career until retirement. This is simply not the pattern of the modern workplace.
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What is the value of a college degree?
WKYC
A degree from an elite public flagship university does not necessarily guarantee a higher-paying first job than one from a lesser-known school. Some two-year technical degrees produce higher starting salaries than four-year bachelor's degrees. These are among the findings of research issued linking college majors and the job market.
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Amec, in Darlington, says it is close to filling 40 engineering posts
The Northern Echo
An international engineering company says it is close to filling 40 North-East posts as it looks to make its regional base a leader in global operations. Amec says it has taken on the new workers to strengthen its 120-strong engineering team in Darlington, which is the headquarters of the firm's European engineering work and provides technical support to clients across the world.
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