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Kasha's Rule Isn't: Adventures in the Land of Molecular Electronic Excited States
Ron Steer
This lecture focuses on the development of our understanding of the processes of intramolecular and intermolecular radiationless relaxation of very short-lived, bound, excited electronic states and the circumstances under which sensitive transient emission and absorption detection methods may be used to characterize these processes.
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Using Block Copolymer Self-Assembly on Surfaces to Create Complex Nanopatterns
Jillian Buriak
A key ingredient for future applications of nanoscale self-assembly is the ability to integrate numerous one-dimensional addressable nanostructures via their synthesis, patterning, and alignment on technologically relevant solid supports. This talk describes the development of sub-25 nm patterning strategies that involve large scale self-assembly.
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What Can You Learn from Artificial Special Pairs?
Pierre Harvey
This presentation focuses on the basic properties of synthetic special pairs where the cofacial spacing, metals, β- and meso-substituents, and functional grous (antennas, electron acceptor), are varied in order to modulate various targetted properties such as redox properties, paramagneticity, heavy atom effect, donor-acceptor distances, amplitude of MO couplings, J-integral, etc.
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Nominations for the CIC Award for high school/CÉGEP chemistry teachers now open
CIC
This award is presented in recognition of excellence in teaching chemistry at the high school or Cégep level and to encourage and promote chemistry at the high school and Cégep level in Canada. Nominations for the 2014 award are due on or before Oct. 15, 2013.
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It's Chemistry, Eh?! YouTube Contest opens Oct. 15
CIC
The It's Chemistry, Eh?! YouTube Contest challenges students in high schools across the country to communicate chemistry concepts in a fun and creative way. Suggested topics include the benefits of chemistry in everyday life, contributions of a recognized chemist and busting a commonly held myth about chemistry. Submissions are judged on educational value, accuracy of content, quality of information, ability to effectively communicate ideas, creativity, relevance to the theme and production value. The winners receive prize money to put toward further education.
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Opportunity to work with provinces to fill job skills gaps
Truro Daily
One of the challenges Canada faces as we experience increased growth and employment is the deficit of qualified skilled trade's people to meet current and future job vacancies. Today, literally thousands of jobs are going unfilled in Canada. Meanwhile we still have far too many people who are unemployed.
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6 lucrative jobs of the future
The Week
"What do you want to be when you grow up?" We've all heard this question. And, in all likelihood, chances are you probably dabbled with the idea of becoming an astronaut or a superhero as a kid. In high school, you may have been dead-set on becoming president. Of course, by the time college graduation rolls around, many of us have moved on to more realistic career goals. But with our hyper-connected world moving a mile a minute these days, the tried-and-true professions that everyone pursues today could quickly become a thing of the past.
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In-house training part of the corporate curriculum
Ottawa Citizen
Alex Isings never stops learning in his job at 3M Canada. Now leader of the mining and oil and gas solutions division in Calgary, he's worked his way through a number of roles, from technical support to marketing and sales. Even as a long-standing full-time employee he says, "school never stops."
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Survey reveals improving salary and employment picture for chemists
Canada Free Press
With the U.S. economy slowly trudging back from recession and uncertainties remaining about government sequestration, the employment and salary snapshot for chemists and chemical engineers in 2013 shows that salaries and the job market are improving. Results of the American Chemical Society's annual survey of its members are the topic of the cover story in Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly news magazine.
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Machines on the march threaten almost half of modern jobs
Phys.org
Computers have been an important part of many industries for decades already and have replaced humans in many jobs. But a new wave of technological development means that even positions that we once saw as immune to computerization are now under threat.

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The college degrees with the highest starting salaries
Forbes
A new salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has some good news for the graduates of the class of 2013. Though many grads are still struggling to find work — an analysis commissioned by the Associated Press in April showed that more than half (53.6 per cent) of new grads were jobless or underemployed — those who are working in their chosen fields are enjoying a 2.4 per cent uptick in salaries from the previous year.

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Waterloo mayor touts strength of region's tech sector in wake of BlackBerry layoff announcement
Toronto Star
The mayor of Waterloo, ON is expressing hope that her city can weather the loss of jobs at BlackBerry. Brenda Halloran says there has been a trend where those affected by past layoffs have been absorbed by the more than 800 tech companies within the region. She says there are more than 1,000 job opportunities in the region's tech sector alone.

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Report: Ontario youth unemployment among the worst in Canada
CTV News
Ontario is one of the toughest places in Canada for young people looking for work, with youth unemployment rates trending higher than the national average, a new study finds. A new report that analyzes Statistics Canada employment data has found that five years after the global economic crisis, Ontario is now the worst province outside of Atlantic Canada for youth unemployment.
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B.C. Jobs Plan needs more work
The Prince George Citizen
Recently, the provincial government provided us with an update on "The BC Jobs Plan" in which they claimed that there has been significant headway in meeting the B.C. government's economic goals. Interesting that it is the B.C. government's goals that we are trying to meet and not the economic demands of the industries in the province.
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