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The effects of impurities on CO2 goelogical storage
Zhiyu Wang
As a means of mitigating global warming, carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) is considered a potential method to reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. CO2 captured from a power platform always contains impurities and purification would drastically increase the cost of capture. Consequently co-capture and co-injection of these impurities with CO2 have been considered in recent studies. This project studied the effect of impurities on the CCS chain using both experimental and theoretical simulation.
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Model-based engineering of metabolism
Radhakrishnan Mahadevan
Bioprocess development for biofuels and biochemicals typically requires several rounds of metabolic engineering to meet process targets including product yield, titer and productivity, all of which impact the process economics. Recent advances in experimental and computational technologies have enabled the detailed characterization of biological systems. Similar advances in computational modeling techniques have allowed the development of genome-scale models of metabolism in several organisms. In this talk, the use of such models for metabolic engineering will be presented.
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Professional Development considered a focus for Fall 2015

The Chemical Institute of Canada has arranged a great selection of professional development courses in the coming months. These courses are designed for chemists, chemical engineers and chemical technologists to help further your technical knowledge and give you an edge in your career. Register today for one of the October or November dates and take the next step in your career.
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Don't Miss the Plenary Talks Lined Up for CSChE 2015

The 65th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference on Oct. 4-7 in Calgary, AB will play host to many intriguing and exciting speakers, including four incredible plenary lectures. Don't miss the chance to hear from James M. Tour (Rice University, USA), Tom Stanley (General Electric Company, USA), Judy Fairburn (Cenovus Energy), and James M. Piret (University of British Columbia).
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Resolving conflict in your engineering career
Engineering
The question isn't if you will experience workplace conflict in your engineering career, it's when. Whenever more than two people occupy the same space, the opportunity for conflict exists. For most of us, the conflict will be differences of opinion. Our task is to be that one person that maintains their cool, keeps it focused on problems and not people, and keeps it professional.
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Sharp rise in engineering, IT jobs
NL Times
The labour market in engineering and IT is showing improvement. The number of vacancies is increasing and the number of unemployment benefits is decreasing, benefits agency UWV announced recently. According to the agency, the labor market opportunities for many technical courses are currently better than average, especially at higher levels. There is a shortage of technically skilled employees.
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The girl code: How Calgary is trying to foster diversity in STEM
Avenue Calgary
Women-only coding and computer workshops are popping up for adults, while other educational groups are targeting girls at the elementary school level to reduce the tech industry's ever-growing gender gap, increase diversity and satisfy Calgary's critical demand for IT skills.
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Does extra education pay off? Nearly one in four university-educated Canadians reported going back to school
National Post
As of March 2014, there were 1.5 million people with a university degree in Canada who reported going back to school and completing a diploma, certificate or another university degree of an equal or lower level. According to Statistics Canada data released recently, that's nearly one in four of all the people in Canada who are university-educated.
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University of Manitoba adds 18 extra seats in engineering program
CBC News
The University of Manitoba will expand its engineering program to allow in 18 more students per year. The Province of Manitoba is spending about $500,000 to expand the program, which currently has 336 seats.
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New engineering MOOC to teach 100,000 students how to build Swift-based iOS9 apps
U of T Engineering
Mobile developers around the world have been scrambling to master Apple's newest mobile operating system (iOS9) and the company's latest app programming language since they were announced earlier this year. The new app language, called Swift, was designed to help novice developers start building their own applications for mobile devices — and Parham Aarabi (ECE) aims to help get more than 100,000 new programmers up to speed. He recently launched a new MOOC (short for massive open online course) to teach anyone with an internet connection how to develop applications for the new operating system.
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More than 240 graduate from Jobs for Youth program
Ottawa Citizen
Whether it's as a cashier at a supermarket, a cleaner at a movie theatre, a simple paper route or one of thousands of other possibilities, first jobs have a way of shaping a person's future, both from a professional perspective and in terms of personal development. Of course, job-hunting isn't easy at the best of times. And when you face additional financial, mental, geographical or age-related barriers, it can seem impossible.
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