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Ramblings of a Chimeric Researcher/Administrator
CIC
Strategies and intentions in the research and administrative areas will be described. Activities as an independent researcher will illustrate the concepts of conception, misconception, and accident in the discovery and inventive process. Examples from the author's own research career will be presented to illustrate this philosophy originally advanced by Sir D.H.R. Barton. The transition to the "dark side" of administration will then be illustrated as a means to "infiltrate the system" and to make a difference. Finally, a model for education of the next generations of students, the life-blood of the research endeavor, in a rapidly changing global economic climate will be presented.
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Is the Future Black: The Chemistry of Carbon Materials?
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The title does not concern the financial crisis; the question is rather what fundamental materials research has to offer in pushing technologies and in meeting future societal needs. Carbon materials have played an important role in various technologies for quite some time, and there have been many trends that centered around different discrete carbon allotropes. Recently, graphene, a monolayer out of the graphite lattice, has attracted significant attention from physicists, chemists and materials scientists. Graphene materials, and their hybrids, will be shown here to open new working principles for battery cells, supercapacitors, fuel cells and semiconductor technologies.
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Half day courses at Industrial Chemistry Conference
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Chemistry of Flow Assurance and Inline Process Measurement: Sampling, Instrumentation, and Data Analysis are being offered on Nov. 13, 2014 in Edmonton. Conference registration (full and one day) includes your choice of these 1/2 day courses.
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It's Chemistry, Eh?! YouTube Contest
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Do you know a high school student interested in chemistry? A three-minute video could win them $500 in the It's Chemistry, Eh?! YouTube Contest. Suggested topics include the benefits of chemistry in everyday life, contributions of a recognized chemist and busting a commonly held myth about chemistry.
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University of Windsor holds event to encourage young women to take engineering
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The University of Windsor held its 10th Go Engineering Girl event recently at the Centre for Engineering Innovation, meant to show young women ages seven to 10 what an education in engineering can lead to.

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The most in-demand (and aging) engineering jobs
Forbes
Not pre-med. Not business. Not computer science. The most popular college major choice for high school seniors surveyed by CareerBuilder — the majority of whom already have a career in mind — is engineering.

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Transition Metal-catalyzed Amination Processes
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Nitrogen-containing molecules are an important class of compounds to study, as they are ubiquitous components of biologically active molecules. Recently, the use of metal nitrenes to functionalize hydrocarbon chains and other heteroatoms, has emerged as a new tool to streamline the synthesis of nitrogen-containing molecules.

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Here's why a quarter of the world's best-performing CEOs studied engineering
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A full 24 of the 100 best-performing CEOs have a Bachelors or Masters degree in engineering. That's nearly the same number of people who earned the more traditional merit badge in business — 29 people on the list have MBAs. So why would an engineering education be nearly as well represented as an MBA?
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Behold, the Evolving Engineer!
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Chemical Engineering, like any other discipline of engineering, is anything but stagnant; as the world's problems become more complex, engineers are forced to refine their techniques and methodologies. Tthe American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) recently offered a presentation titled "The Evolving Engineer" to prospective chemical engineers, interested scholars, and even freshman students seeking E101 credit.
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Tissue engineering pioneer Michael Sefton named to the U.S. Institute of Medicine
University of Toronto Engineering News
University Professor Michael Sefton (ChemE, IBBME) was recently invited to join the United States Institute of Medicine (IOM) — a rare honour bestowed upon few Canadian scientists and engineers. Sefton is a global leader in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. His research tackles a question central to the field: how can scientists construct or grow blood vessels that will keep engineered tissues vital and alive?
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University of Calgary to open an energy research institute in Beijing
Financial Post
It may yet be a while before Canadian crude and natural gas reach Chinese shores, but the oil patch's technical expertise is being exported as of this week. The University of Calgary, in collaboration with Kerui Group, a private Chinese oil and gas company, is opening a research, education and training institute in Beijing focusing on unconventional oil and gas resources. It's the first such facility in a Chinese university, according to John Chen, director of the new facility and professor of chemical and petroleum engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering.
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