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Serendipity and Nature's Guide to Therapeutic Interventions
Mario Pinto
This lecture focuses on the synthesis of new classes of sulfonium and selenonium ions, guided by nature's design, that function as glycosidase enzyme inhibitors.
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Discovery and Study of Biologically Active Peptides Towards Drug Discovery
William Lubell
Key for peptide-based drug discovery is identification of the secondary structure responsible for activity. Novel chemistry is presented for producing peptide mimics to study structure-biology activity relationships.
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Application of SPME and Related Technologies in Environmental Investigations
Janusz Pawliszyn
This talk focuses on applications of solvent-free technologies currently being developed: Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) and Needle Trap Device (NTD). In particular, simultaneous deployment of these sampling/sample preparation tools will be highlighted.
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Risk Assessment Professional Development Course
CIC
Enhance your knowledge and working experience as a safety, environmental and process safety professional. Learn about risk assessment, development of management systems and providing advice to decision makers. Courses take place in Calgary Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 and Toronto Nov. 4-5.
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CIC briefs parliament in advance of federal budget
CIC
The CIC has submitted recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) as part of the consultation process for the 2014-2015 federal budget, part of its ongoing commitment to advocacy. Text of the brief, along with those from partner organizations like the Canadian Consortium for Research (CCR) and the Partnership Group on Science and Engineering (PAGSE) can be found online.
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Study: Energy East pipeline may create 10,000 jobs
CBC News
TransCanada Corp.'s proposed west-east pipeline could create 10,000 jobs and generate $10 billion in additional GDP during the development and construction phase, according to an economic analysis. The project could generate an additional $25.3 billion in GDP during its estimated 40 years of operation and sustain 1,000 direct full-time jobs, the independent report prepared by Deloitte & Touche found.
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Jobs hard to find for graduates in Canada's most populous have-not province
Global Toronto
Two years after graduating from college with an accounting degree, Amanda Coombes expected to be working full-time in her field. Instead, she's living with her mom and working at McDonald's. These days, in hard-hit Ontario, a job is a job. "It's hard for us," Coombes, 23, said of the challenges she and her fellow graduates face in their search for work in their chosen field.
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Chemist engineers a better environment
Sunday Gazette-Mail
It started in boyhood with a chemistry set, the polluted air and water around him and learning about something called the environment as a sixth grader. Early awareness propelled Dayton Carpenter's career as a nationally recognized chemist and environmental engineer committed to improving air and water quality in West Virginia and elsewhere.
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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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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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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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For younger workers, perks trump pay
The Globe and Mail
A recent smattering of data analyzing salary trends appears to reinforce this perspective that we aren't — broadly speaking — taking home a significantly higher salary. Yet, if you read between the lines, we are better off for it. In Canada, the average salary is expected to increase only 3.1 per cent in 2014, a slight dip over the past few years, according to human resources firm Mercer.
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The earnings gap: Student expectations may be too high
The Windsor Star
There's a modern form of Great Expectations these days: A new poll shows college and university students have unrealistic hopes for how much they will earn on their first job. The Bank of Montreal survey, conducted by Pollara and released to coincide with the start of the new school year, suggests the average post-secondary student expects to make more than $50,000 a year when they walk through the doors of their first employer.
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A newshound's lament: The best and worst jobs in Canada
The Globe and Mail
The new study, set for release by job-search engine Adzuna.ca, identifies "miner" as the worst job in the country — despite the occupation's relatively high pay (roughly double, on average, that of the next-four-worst jobs). Courier was ranked second-worst, followed by construction labourer, journalist and sous chef.
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