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The Role of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
Alan Heeger
This talk describes the discovery of ultrafast photoinduced electron transfer as the scientific foundation for the creation of a technology for low cost "plastic" solar cells.
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Attosecond Science in Molecular Photonics
Andre Bandrauk
This lecture reviews the evolution of the science of measurement of ultrafast molecular processes from fs to asec time scales, the recent advances and future applications of this new frontier of Molecular Photonics.
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Catalysis - A Key Technology for Sustainable Chemical Processes and Energy Technologies
Matthias Beller
The development of new and more efficient catalysts constitutes a key factor for achieving a sustainable production of all kinds of chemicals today and in the future. Several major challenges are presented in this talk.
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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. Course takes place in Toronto Nov. 4-5.
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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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Canada's unemployment rate falls, as fewer young people seek jobs
Toronto Star
Canada's jobless rate fell below 7 per cent in September — for the first time since the Great Recession — as fewer young people looked for work, Statistics Canada says. The economy created nearly 12,000 net new jobs, including more jobs for young people, the federal agency also reported.
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The chemistry employment landscape
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Not so long ago, a good degree in chemistry almost guaranteed you a job; you could start work in a large company and stay there until you retired 40 years later. That's not the case today, and the employment landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. These days, many more chemists work in smaller organizations where the likelihood of a job for life has diminished considerably.
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Young, educated and making it on less than $35,000
Financial Post
According to a recent BMO survey, university and college students expect to earn an annual salary of more than $50,000 on average when they start a job after graduation. But Statistics Canada reports that students with a bachelor's degree earned $45,000. That's not too shabby considering that 74 per cent of Canadians who filed a tax return in 2009 earned less than $50,000.
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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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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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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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Grant Career Center opens new biotechnology program
The Clermont Sun
This fall, Grant Career Center branched off campus with a new Biotechnology program at Bethel-Tate High School. This career training program is a partnership of the two schools allowing students to receive the benefits of career and technical training without leaving their high school campus. The new program focuses on the different aspects of the rapidly emerging and developing science of Biotechnology. Students focus on modern field usage of biotechnology as used in pharmaceutical companies, medical laboratories, environmental science, and agricultural applications.
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U.S. shutdown expected to slow hiring in Canada
The Globe and Mail
Canada is creating jobs at a slow-but-steady pace, but the U.S. government shutdown and its impact on business confidence are likely to dent hiring in the coming months. Canadian employers created 11,900 jobs last month, in line with the average pace this year. The jobless rate fell to 6.9 per cent, its lowest level in nearly five years though the drop stemmed more from fewer young people looking for work than a hiring binge.
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