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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

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

Cirrus™2 Benchtop Atmospheric RGA System
The Cirrus™2 from MKS Instruments is a quadrupole mass spectrometer in a convenient bench-top configuration. Ideal for the on-line monitoring and analysis of gases and gas mixtures including trace contaminants in process gases; solvent vapors; hydrocarbons; atmospheric and inorganic gas species (including corrosives); freons and noble gases.   more

Social media and job searching: No job? Get online
Hispanic Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
"I tell everybody I know who is looking for a job, 'Set up your LinkedIn account,'" said Dann Diaz, a victim of unemployment due to downsizing. With unemployment hovering, it's advice that recruiters and career coaches urge all job seekers to heed — especially those who are mid-career. Applications are online. Networking happens on LinkedIn. Eager candidates follow industry news on Twitter. Interviews are conducted via Skype. "You have to accept what the tools are now. They've changed," said Paul DeBettignies, vice president of recruiting for HireCast Consulting, a Minneapolis-based IT recruiting firm. Social media networks are the way around the faceless, nameless online forms and a chance for older workers to demonstrate knowledge of current technology and trends, job seekers say. It's just like old-fashioned networking, gone digital. More

6 things you can do to ramp up your job search
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Do you live for the weekends? Do you despise Monday mornings? Are you majorly stuck in a rut or in a job you hate — or think there's got to be something better than what you're doing right now? I used to live a double life — working all day at a job I hated and then coming home and being a 'job applicant' after work and on weekends. I was totally stuck and didn't know how to get out. I didn't care (or really even know) what jobs I applied to — all I knew is that I needed a change. It took years for me to finally figure out that this approach didn't work. The truth is, I needed to understand myself better before I could understand how to job hunt. And as soon as I did that, my dream jobs just starting popping up left and right. 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

With professional emails, it's the little things that count
U.S. News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Could your emails be hurting your job hunt or career? It's the small details in written communication that might be undermining your message. One popular UCLA study found that 93 per cent of a message is interpreted by the nonverbal components, in other words, your tone and body language. So what does this mean in your written communication? How is the reader interpreting your message as they view it? During a job search and in your career, creating the correct professional impression is within your control. Think about how some of these overlooked details could help you get ahead. More

Scion launches contest to help young entrepreneurs
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Scion launched a new program that gives creative young entrepreneurs the chance to win a personal-business mentor, $10,000 and a Scion vehicle to help them attain their career aspirations. The program, dubbed 'Motivate,' is the latest attempt by Toyota's youth brand to connect to younger buyers. Top winners have their choice of any Scion vehicle as part of the prize package, said Toyota in a statement. Scion stands out in the auto industry for its innovative approaches to drawing buyers into the Toyota fold — including setting up a Scion record label. The program is part of the Scion 'What Moves You' brand campaign, and encourages applicants between the ages of 18 and 35 to submit an essay accompanied by a 60-second video explaining to Scion their career goals and the resources required to attain them. More

IT workers want training from employers — to help them land new jobs
PC Advisor    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
IT employees are increasingly looking for employers to provide vendor or industry certificate training — to help them land their next job, according to recruitment firm, Ambition. The Ambition IT Career Progression Report revealed 45 per cent of IT employees would choose study options which provide them with vendor or industry certificates upon completion. "The transient nature of the IT industry means that employees primarily have a transactional approach to progressing their career. In their view, the more skills and certificates they have, the better their career trajectory," Andrew Cross, managing director at Ambition, said in a statement. More

Career centres at Ontario universities prepare students for the changing labour market
Northumberland View    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The report, MyCareer: How Ontario university career services prepare students for the future, includes colourful, real-world examples of the many ways in which career centres help students get ready for their careers or further education. University career centres ensure that students are equipped with the right tools for success, with such services as résumé and interview critiques, post-graduate advising, networking opportunities, work-experience programs, work abroad support, mentoring programs, and many more. "Labour market and employer needs are changing in Canada and throughout the world," says Alastair Summerlee, Chair of COU and President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guelph. "Universities understand this trend, which is why career centres are continually finding new ways of helping students thrive in today's environment, and providing employers with career-ready graduates." More

How do I land the internship I want?
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Getting an internship is not different than looking for a regular job — you need to be proactive. Many internship seekers send application after application, only to find that very few of them actually result in an interview. What you should be doing – in addition to sending out an application — is making direct contact with people whom you want to intern with, and market yourself directly to them. A good first step is to visit the career centre at your faculty and find out from an adviser what internships are available, or which companies tend to consider interns. Tell the adviser what kind of work you are interested in exploring and the types of companies you would be interested in finding out about. More

Career development drives best employers
Pittsburgh Post Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For mid-sized employers, developing employees professionally can only improve outcomes, whether through increased revenue or student achievement. From internal seminars to continuing education, they cultivate what they believe to be their greatest assets. Their employees have returned the favor with sparkling reviews of their workplaces. At Hefren-Tillotson, career development is seen as an essential component of sound financial advising. Designations such as CFA (certified financial analyst) and CFP (certified financial planner) allow staff to provide more insightful advice to clients. And those titles increase the credibility of the company's employees, according to Larry Sebbens, director of marketing. More

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

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