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Macromolecular Science & Engineering Award Lecture
Francoise Winnik    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session discusses poly(2-isopropyl-2-oxazoline) and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) — two responsive polymers so similar... yet so different! More

CCUCC Chemistry Doctoral Award Lecture
Charles Yeung    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session explores transition metal catalysis: Activating CO2, CH, and CO bonds en route to carboxylic acids, biaryls, and N-containing heterocycles. It also talks about symposium on homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis in honour of Howard Alper. More

Maxxam Award Lecture
Pierre Thibault    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This session explores mass spectrometry tools to unravel the molecular basis of adaptive immunity and cancer development. More

The MKS Instruments MultiGas 2030, provided by CCR Process Products, is an FTIR based analyzer capable of ppb to ppm sensitivity for multiple gas species in a variety of applications, such as stack emissions monitoring, process monitoring, ambient air monitoring, diesel exhaust, and catalyst exhaust monitoring. more

Innovating career development and job search
The Washington Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kathryn Minshew, co-founder and 'number one swashbuckler' of The Daily Muse is sharp. The Daily Muse is a no-holds-barred community for women (and dudes now) that provides job search, networking, career advice and professional development. Unique and especially impressive are their Company Profiles. They are the single greatest and easiest resource available to connect with a company and understand it's culture. It allows you to connect with existing employees and learn about the company from their leadership. The Daily Muse is on to something. It provides something so simple and intuitive that you will wonder why we ever went so long without it. It's more intuitive than LinkedIn even. More

Five keys to figuring out your career path
The Vancouver Sun    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
When it comes to career satisfaction, workers overwhelmingly agree that having a little clarity goes a long way. In an Accountemps survey, 87 per cent of workers said knowing their career path is at least somewhat important to their overall job satisfaction. But how does one go about planning a career path? And what steps can be taken to coordinate that plan with your employer? The Gazette spoke to Michael O'Leary, regional vice-president, Quebec of Robert Half Canada, to find out. Having an understanding of the industry and job market you're in is a must, naturally. But workers also need to know where they fit into that market given current trends in order to determine what's realistic, what their best path is and how they can achieve their goals. More

Advanced Laboratories Ltd.
Advance Laboratories Ltd., incorporated in 1987 and is situated in Chezzetcook, Nova Scotia. We mainly manufacture specialty chemicals for industrial and institutional users in Atlantic Canada. MORE
Nexen Inc.
Vibrant and dynamic, Nexen Inc. is a global energy leader with an exciting future. Our suite of assets is unique. Our growth strategies are value-focused. Our commitment to ethics, integrity and sustainable business practices is unwavering. MORE

New approaches to workplace learning
The Guardian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lack of access to the right skills is becoming a problem for many organisations, but firms are now being encouraged to invest in one of their most valuable resources — their employees — through new part-time or workplace training schemes. The government has recognized the need for effective partnerships between further education, higher education and business. To help build these partnerships the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education have funded an initiative that could help bridge the skills gap in small — and medium-sized enterprises, according to business secretary, Vince Cable. More

Google, Shell and other firms push job-seekers to prepare    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Google along with Shell Oil are out front with pushing potential employees during the interview process, according to a recent study by Glassdoor, an online career community. Both firms sit near the top of the site's top 25 firms that make it tough to join. The best defense for any job hunt: Polish your pitch. Prepare to shine no matter how tedious, drawn out or demanding the job interview gets, says Patricia Siderius, an executive coach at HR consultancy BPI group. That means answering mock interview questions before the big day and taking time to think carefully about what you offer. More

Some students choose early-career training over college-prep courses
9 News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Not every student is all about the books. In fact, many students would rather learn a trade. "Well I like to work with my hands, I like to build stuff with my hands, and that motivated me to get into this class," said Roman Espinoza. The class is a welding class at Palmview High School in La Joya, TX. Sparks fly as Espinoza works on building a welders bed. It's a project he is taking to competition next March. Espinoza, like many students feels more at home in the school workshop, than he ever did in a class room. "Not everybody is equipped for college, not everybody has the mind set of going to college. And, if you look at the numbers, a lot of our kids, don't make it through college or just don't go," said Arnoldo Solis, Agriculture Science Teacher. More

Skills training is investment in the future
The Province    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The variety of excellent education offered across the province helps students with different interests find the right schooling. The options vary from institutes to colleges and in-job climates where skills and trades are in high demand. The provincial government recently announced public post-secondary institutions around the province would receive $17 million in funding to upgrade skills-training equipment. "Our economy is growing and with growth comes changing skills and training needs," says Premier Christy Clark. "Today's investment will make sure our students have access to latest technologies so that they can graduate job ready." More

Graduate jobs market 'better than feared'
BBC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The employment prospects of graduates are 'much better than feared,' although this might include a stretch of catering and bar work, says a survey. Despite a tough labour market, the Higher Education Careers Service Unit says 62 per cent have jobs six months after university and 9 per cent are unemployed — figures similar to the year before. A third of graduates are working in London and south-east England. There are also signs that more young graduates are self-employed. This U.K. report from the Higher Education Careers Service Unit and Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services provides a detailed look at the paths taken six months after graduation — based on the cohort leaving university in 2011. Despite rising number of graduates and a struggling economy hitting recruitment, the graduate jobs market has remained relatively resilient. It echoes previous studies showing that in the long term, graduates are likely to earn higher incomes than non-graduates and are less likely to face unemployment. More

Experts say more should be done to encourage workplace training
Thomsons Online Benefits    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While the number of apprenticeships has risen, more needs to be done to promote training in the workplace, experts have said. There has been a fall in the number of people taking up the employee benefit of workplace training, according to new statistics. Unionlearn, the learning and skills organization of the Trades Union Congress, commented that training in the workplace is essential for all employees and valuable to businesses too — and not just those who offer apprenticeships. More

It's time to take your job search offline
Fox Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For recent and soon-to-be college grads that are frustrated with their lack of response from sending out countless emails with resume and cover letter attachments, it's time for them to step out from behind the computer. A new study by Millennial Branding and recently reported that all generations are spending almost their entire time job searching online instead of offline, spending between five and 20 hours per week searching online and using job boards as their top resource. More

What college kids must do now to snag a job post-graduation
U.S. News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's frustrating: spending four or more years studying at college only to not be able to find a job when you graduate. With a fierce job market, new grads have their work cut out for them. Many companies are biased against hiring recent grads. Diana Zimmerman of the marketing communications agency CMS Communications, Intl., says she doesn't interview recent college grads anymore: "I have found, overall, they have, (right or wrong) a very different work ethic, and are just too self-absorbed. A job interview is not about them. It's about what value they can bring to the company. Many of them haven't even researched the company they are interviewing for." More

 Minister of State for Science and Technology, the Hon. Gary Goodyear, will be  speaking at the CSPC 2012

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