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Emerging Models of Innovation for Drug Discovery: Opportunities and Perspectives
Career Development Day
This session discusses opportunities in the area of drug discovery research in Canada and informs participants (students, professors, industry) of the opportunities in terms of value creation and academia-industry collaborations.
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Career Development Day: Keynote Speaker
Patrick Doyle
This presentation provides valuable career development information and industrial career development insight.  Dr. Doyle has moved through research, regulatory, product management, business development and global quality management and shares his story of career evolution at Syngenta, a global agribusiness and the associated learning and development he underwent in the process.
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Celebrate National Chemistry Week Oct. 19-26
CIC
National Chemistry Week (NCW) is an annual, week-long celebration of the chemical sciences in all provinces and territories in Canada. It's a great opportunity for youth to get connected with the wonders of chemistry and for the not-so-young to appreciate the positive aspects of chemistry through hands-on experiments, games, demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions and more.
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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. The winners receive prize money to put toward further education.
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More Canadians turning to self-employment in shaky job market
The Globe and Mail
More Canadians are joining the ranks of the self-employed, reflecting a reluctance among employers to make permanent hires, as well as the desire for some older workers to be their own bosses. Self-employment has climbed 3.6 per cent in the past year, outstripping an increase of 1.5 per cent among private-sector workers and a drop of 0.4 per cent in the public sector.
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Kenney: Feds will go ahead with jobs program without provinces
CTV News
The federal government will "go ahead ourselves" with a plan to divert some job-training cash to its proposed Canada Jobs Grant even if the provinces and territories don't sign on, Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney told CTV. When asked about the provincial leaders' strong opposition to the new job training fund and a declaration that they will not participate in the program without substantial changes, Kenney said the federal government is open to discussing their concerns "in good faith."
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StatsCan: Baby boomers mostly hold jobs long term
CBC News
Older baby boomers in Canada were mostly long-term job-holders throughout their working lives, usually working for three to six private-sector employers and experiencing few layoffs, a Statistics Canada study indicates. Now in their mid-60s, these leading-edge boomers are the subject of a new report using data gathered over 28 years.
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Job losses as Saltend Ineos chemicals facility closes
BBC News
A global chemical manufacturer is to close part of its site in Hull with the loss of 18 jobs. Ineos Enterprises said the closure of its Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) facility at its site in Saltend had become "inevitable." Cheap imports and a "hostile trading environment" were to blame for the closure, said Ineos.
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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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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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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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Ottawa wants companies to jointly train workers through Canada Job Grant
The Globe and Mail
The Conservative government will encourage companies to pool their efforts in training workers through the Canada Job Grant, according to new program details obtained by The Globe and Mail. Ottawa is suggesting that a consortium of businesses or an employer group could run a training program for a group of potential employees under the program, which is scheduled to begin next year.
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Robots: Job terminators
Maclean's
It's PR without people, and it's the latest example of how machines are continuing to infiltrate the workplace. Three decades ago, robots took over the factory floor, displacing millions of blue-collar workers in the process. Now, they're being tapped to do office work, sell insurance and feed hungry fast-food patrons.
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National News: NDP puts forward measures to tackle youth unemployment
Northumberland View
New Democrats are proposing new tax credits for businesses that hire young Canadians in order to tackle high levels of youth unemployment in Canada. "The youth unemployment rate is double the national average, and yet Conservatives have failed to act," said Official Opposition Finance critic, Peggy Nash. "We're proposing a new tax incentive that will benefit both businesses and young Canadians. It will encourage businesses to create new jobs for youth while helping them with the cost of training."
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