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E.W.R. Steacie Award Lecture: In Vivo Applications of Solid Phase Microextraction
Janusz Pawliszyn    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session discusses solid-phase microextraction, a solvent-free sampling technique, and how it can be applied to in vivo measurements, such as those used for pharmacokinetic studies. More

Boehringer Ingelheim Doctoral Research Award Lecture: Development of Cross-Coupling and Cycloaddition Reactions
David Marcoux    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session covers two projects: metal catalyzed cross-coupling and cyclopropanation reactions, and the artificial synthesis Spirolide C, a marine toxin with pharmaceutical potential. More

Environment Division R&D Award Lecture: Oxidation of Tropospheric Aerosol Particles: Mechanisms and Potential Impacts
Jon Abbatt    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session dives into atmospheric chemistry, looking at how the oxidation of aerosol particles affects air pollution and cloud formation. 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. 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

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MBA Job Hunt: Networking
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Networking is a necessary part of the MBA job hunt and may be the single most important factor in determining whether applicants get interviews. While applicants have to prove themselves to snag the job, they need to know the right people to get their foot in the door in the first place. Then they need people to advocate for them and eventually mentor them. First, however, they must meet these people and win them over. More

6 in 10 Companies Conduct Video Job Interviews
Herald Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Job seekers may want to get ready for their close-ups, a new OfficeTeam survey suggests. More than six in 10 (63 per cent) human resources (HR) managers interviewed said their company often conducts employment interviews via video. This is up from just 14 per cent one year ago. In addition, 13 per cent of respondents think their organization will use video more frequently to meet with applicants in the next three years. More

Helping to Ease Job Hunting Anxiety
The Montreal Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Job seekers face a multitude of perplexing questions on a daily basis. To make matters more confusing, there are often no clear-cut answers and much depends on situational factors. Unless you happen to know someone in human resources who you can address these uncertainties with, it can be very stressful go at it alone. More

Absolute Recruitment's Job Doctor Offers Job Interview Advice
Crewe Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ABSOLUTE Recruitment's resident job doctor, Fiona Welch, says job-hunting Chronicle readers can be STAR performers if they use a four-letter memory aid for any competency based job interview. "Interviewers will ask open-ended question such as 'describe a time when you used your initiative to resolve a difficult situation,' and the STAR mnemonic will help candidates to deliver a structured response. S, T, A and R stand for Situation, Task, Action and Result and require the candidate to go through a logical explanation of a problem they have faced, the steps they took to overcome it and the outcome," she states. More

How to End Your Interview on a Good Note    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The last few minutes of an interview can blow you into employment or end the possibility with the employer. This is your last opportunity to convince them you are the one for the job. When you see it ending, be sure to get their names, titles and contact information for each person you interviewed with. Don't leave empty-handed. Get their card or write down their information. Make sure they are aware of your plan to follow-up. More

Smart Answers to Tough Interviews
Daily Monitor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The job hunting stint starts with having a winning CV that will get you considered for the short list offering you an opportunity to tussle it out before the interview panel, however, during an interview, you will be asked tough, sneaky, mean and low questions that interviewers love to throw at you. In this article, we discuss the interviewers interest and explain what you need to do demonstrate your superiority in each of the question areas. More
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