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Probing Transition States via NMR Spectroscopy
Jefferson Chan
In this current work, an NMR-based method is applied to study the neuraminidase enzyme, a key element in the influenza life cycle.
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Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods and Materials Design
Yue Zhao
Recent studies on polymers that are responsive to a variety of stimuli such as light, ultrasound, carbon dioxide and enzymes are reported on in this presentation.
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Planar Microfluidic Devices and Gas Chromatrography
Jim Luong
In this presentation the synergies of recently commercialized planar microfluidic devices combined with the resolving power of fused silica capillary columns are demonstrated.
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CSChE early bird registration
CIC
Registration for the 63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, the largest event devoted to the science of chemical engineering in Canada, is open. Register before Sept. 16 at midnight to receive an early bird discount of up to 15%!
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Student crystal growing competition
CIC

The National Crystal Growing Competition is a fun, hands-on experience as well as an exciting competition. Schools are provided with materials and instructions on how to grow crystals and the objective is to grow the biggest and highest quality single crystal. Students win cash prizes for their school and will receive individual certificates for the national prizes.

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Report: Older workers pushing students out of jobs
Toronto Star
Older Canadians struggling to find work are being forced to take jobs traditionally reserved for students, pushing those younger people out of employment, according to a new CIBC World Markets report. The job market hasn't been strong enough to generate high quality work for older people, CIBC's chief economist Avery Shenfeld wrote in the report.
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Students look to start their own businesses after graduation amid bleak job prospects
Financial Post
The Bank of Montreal says the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well among young Canadians. According to the bank, almost half of Canadian post-secondary students surveyed said they see themselves starting a business after graduation. BMO said that some see their planned new business as a primary source of income while others see it as a secondary source.
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Engineering students learned around the world in summer experiences
Washington University
At Washington University in St. Louis, students in the School of Engineering & Applied Science learn more than how to be an engineer. Hanna Newstadt, a junior majoring in chemical engineering, says she was interested in learning about chemical engineering from a different perspective.
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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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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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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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Report: Shale gas to boost U.S. plastics jobs
PRW
Plastics are among many U.S. industries that will benefit from development of shale-based natural gas, according to a study from research and consulting firm IHS. The report asserts that by 2020 shale energy development will have created almost 15,000 new U.S. plastics industry jobs, as well as almost $1.3 billion in value added from the industry to GDP and $868 million in labour income.
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Study: Apprenticeships give financial leg up over college but work better for men
Financial Post
Canadians who complete an apprenticeship earn more than community college graduates and almost as much as those with some university education — but only if they're male, according to a new University of Toronto study. Men who acquire apprenticeship credentials earn 21.4 per cent more than those that do not complete high school, compared with just 19.3 per cent more for community college graduates and 11.1 per cent more for trade certificate holders
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Chart of the day: Is there a youth jobs crisis in Canada?
Global News
Is there a youth jobs crisis in Canada? The answer to that depends on who you ask, it seems. The latest labour market picture released by Statistics Canada suggests more older workers are taking on the jobs traditionally reserved for younger ones: part-time workers in retail and other service sector jobs.
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