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Probing Transition States via NMR Spectroscopy
Jefferson Chan
In this current work, an NMR-based method is applied to study the neuraminidase enzyme, a key element in the influenza life cycle.
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Control of Stimuli-responsive Polymers by New Methods and Materials Design
Yue Zhao
Recent studies on polymers that are responsive to a variety of stimuli such as light, ultrasound, carbon dioxide and enzymes are reported on in this presentation.
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Planar Microfluidic Devices and Gas Chromatrography
Jim Luong
In this presentation the synergies of recently commercialized planar microfluidic devices combined with the resolving power of fused silica capillary columns are demonstrated.
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CSChE confers 2013 awards
CIC
The Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering (CSChE) conferred the 2013 awards in Fredericton during the 63rd Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. Award winners include: Mohammed Alaqqad, Universtiy of British Columbia; Kelly Hawboldt, MCIC, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Biao Huang, FCIC, University of Alberta; Graeme Norval, FCIC, University of Toronto; Jesse Zhu, FCIC, Western University and Santiago Faucher, MCIC, Hatch Ltd. and McMaster University.
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It's Chemistry, Eh?! YouTube contest closes Nov. 29
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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Minister Kenney addresses skills shortages in Canada's chemical industry
CNW
In a recent keynote speech, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, emphasized the importance of the chemical industry to the economy and its potential to offer highly-skilled, well-paying jobs to young Canadians. In his speech Minister Kenney highlighted measures the government is taking to ensure Canadians can get the skills and experience they need to help address skills shortages, including the Canada Job Grant, immigration reforms, and other investments in training.
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Study: Canada's skills gap continues to widen
CICS
According to a new study from global recruiting firm Hays PLC, which surveyed the skills gap in 30 developed countries around the world, Canada ranks ninth for the severity of its skills shortage, and its score deteriorated in the past year. Countries such as Japan, the United States, Germany and Sweden top the list in skilled worker shortage.
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Employment keeps flowing in Canadian pipeline industry
Leader-Post
Pipeline employment is one of the most stable areas of the oil and gas sector, says Cheryl Knight, executive director for the Petroleum Human Resources Council (a division of Enform). Year over year it sees a one-percent growth rate; however, from now to 2022, between 3,000 and 3,300 jobs will need to be filled due to industry growth and age-related attrition, she says.
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Engineers see demand, competitive salaries
Chron
In general, engineers are in high demand. From a regional perspective, Victor Zaloom, interim dean of the College of Engineering at Lamar University in Beaumont, anticipated the largest demand will be for mechanical and chemical engineers due to the current boom in the oil and gas industry's exploration and production.

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Study: Youth unemployment: 15 per cent of American youth out of school and work
Huffington Post
Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a recent study. That's almost 15 per cent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report. Other studies have shown that idle young adults are missing out on a window to build skills they will need later in life or use the knowledge they acquired in college.

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Which field of engineering is right for you?
Huffington Post
Conduct your research as broadly as possible. The more traditional areas of engineering are certainly electrical or electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering and industrial engineering. Computer engineering and engineering technology are fairly new additions to the stable. There are also other types, which are sometimes classified as sub sets of the more traditional types, or fields of study on their own.

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International students are using the Canadian MBA as a portal to international business
Financial Post
Every year, more than 4,000 international students come to Canada to do graduate work in business management and administration at Canadian universities, a number that has almost doubled since 2000. Many of these students go on to become permanent residents and citizens of Canada after they graduate, but in some cases, international students see the benefit of earning an MBA in Canada as a stepping stone to working in other markets and countries.
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Report aims to bridge Chippewa Valley's high-tech jobs gap
Leader-Telegram
The skills gap exists due to retirements in the current workforce, the absence of local job market information and a lack of skilled candidates for in-demand jobs, according to a report. Engineering was one area in which a communication breakdown between what employers need and what area educational and training institutions have to offer has yielded a skills gap.
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