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Conference Opening and Plenary Lecture: Entering a New Energy and Environment Era
Philippe Tanguy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As we reach the limits of our current energy system, it is becoming clear that the way forward will require not only new sources of power, but also making more efficient use of existing resources. Philippe Tanguy, Vice President of R&D Programs, Partnerships and International Relations at TOTAL SA, provides his view of alternative energy and makes the case for conservation. More

Plenary Lecture 2: Science and Technology Meet Politics: Reflections on Canadian Climate Change Policy
Kathryn Harrison    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Kathryn Harrison of the University of British Columbia is both both a chemical engineer and professor of political science. In this lecture she discusses the political obstacles to effective climate change policy in Canada, and what might be done to overcome them. More

CIC Chair's Event: Champions of Green Engineering: CO2-Triggered Switchable Solvents and Surfactants
Philip Jessop    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Philip G. Jessop of Queen's University describes his unique line of 'switchable' solvents and surfactants that change their chemical properties (polarity, hydrophobicity etc.) in the presence of CO2. They have potential applications in everything from plastics recycling to oil extraction. 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

CIC Chair's Event: Champions of Green Engineering: Green Chemistry and Engineering
Paul Smith    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Paul Smith of Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) works to improve the 'triple bottom line' — financial, social, environmental. XRCC has pioneered greener products such as emulsion aggregation toner and cartridge-free solid ink. Smith will also discuss greener processes and increasing product life span as strategies to green engineering. More

5 most effective ways to invest in your career
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You are accountable for your own success. As such, it is your responsibility to discover your special gifts, attributes and capabilities that can give you a competitive edge and the greatest probability to have a flourishing career. Career management requires quality networking, being in the right place at the right time, earning a voice at the table, knowing your unique value proposition and how to use it, managing your personal brand, being influential — to name a few essentials. But in the end, all of these factors require one important thing: a personal commitment to manage and invest in your career the right way. On the surface, this sounds simple — but it is actually quite time consuming and requires strategic thought and planning. Making an investment in your career requires you to know what you should invest your time, money and resources in. 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

Doing good can be noble career choice
Daily Comet    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Some people want to do good with their careers. Then there is Laurie Marker. She set out to save cheetahs nearly 25 years ago. Turns out, she's saving the world. She is in the United States this month speaking and working with entities such as the Clinton Global Initiative to increase awareness, raise money and find corporate partners. Marker's career has opened up a lot of eyes and improved many lives beyond those of the cheetah — all because the 'they' she had hoped to find was herself. If she hadn't followed her 'If not me, who?' philosophy, who knows if the work would be getting done. More

Be ready to adjust and excel in new roles; career change is new norm
Winnipeg Free Press    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
I'm always sad when I learn of staff reductions and layoffs and recently, that's what's caused me to generally reflect on employee career planning and how people handle their layoff situation. While we've certainly had our share of layoffs in Manitoba, the most recent notice of layoffs coming from two major retailers, suggests that shifts in our employment market are still occurring. Why are these shifts happening and will they ever stop? To be blunt, the answer is no and besides that, the situation is not unique. In fact, ever since the industrial revolution, businesses have been adjusting and changing, downsizing or upsizing, centralizing and decentralizing, all in response to their environment. More

Do confident kids have more future career success?
Yahoo! News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The secret to success at work doesn't seem to be about whom you know, or even what you know, but how you feel about yourself. New research suggests that confident employees have more successful careers than their peers who aren't as self-assured. Research from the University of Melbourne revealed a strong correlation between confidence and occupational success. As part of the pilot study, researchers interviewed more than 100 employees from large corporations in Melbourne, New York City and Toronto about their levels of confidence while in elementary school, high school, college and on the job. The research revealed that those who self-reported higher levels of confidence earlier in school earned better wages, and were promoted more quickly. The study's lead author, Reza Hasmath, from the University of Melbourne's School of Social and Political Sciences, said the research demonstrates a crucial ingredient of workplace advancement. More

The nuances of job-seeking while you're employed
U.S. News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You may not be surprised to learn the best time to find a job is when you already have a job. Recent research shows that some employers consider passive candidates — people not actively looking for work because they're employed — one of the best sources of hires. When you consider that no job is forever, and the fact that the average employee will have between 10 and 15 jobs in a career, it's wise to take action to positively influence your chances to land a new job, even if you don't think you need one right now. More

What it means to be career ready
Education Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Career Readiness Partner Council, of which Asia Society is a member, recently released Building Blocks of Change: What it Means to be Career Ready. National education, business, philanthropic, and policy organizations have signed on to the statement, which defines what it means to be career ready. Asia Society's education mission is to ensure our students graduate from high school globally competent — that is, they have the knowledge and skills for success as part of a global workforce. Building Blocks of Change lists academic and technical knowledge, as well as employability knowledge, skills, and dispositions. I want to highlight four broad skills that are particularly important for global competency. More

Freelancing expert says future lies in networking, partnerships
NBC News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
An independent worker is anyone who doesn't work a traditional 9-to-5 job with benefits. That means consultants, free-lancers, part-timers, temps, solo entrepreneurs. There's also a growing number of people who have traditional jobs pursuing paid gigs in their off-hours. Like the accountant who sings opera at night. Or the nanny who designs websites. More and more Americans are searching for a new balance that only independent work can provide. Many independent workers do more than one job or career. Some call it moonlighting. Others talk about a gig economy. What do you see as the benefits? There's no doubt we're changing the ways we work. More and more people are asking themselves the deceptively simple question: 'Why work?' There was a time when working meant stability and a near-guaranteed path to the middle class. That's not the case anymore. More

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

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