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Serendipity and Nature's Guide to Therapeutic Interventions
Mario Pinto
This lecture focuses on the synthesis of new classes of sulfonium and selenonium ions, guided by nature's design, that function as glycosidase enzyme inhibitors.
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Discovery and Study of Biologically Active Peptides Towards Drug Discovery
William Lubell
Key for peptide-based drug discovery is identification of the secondary structure responsible for activity. Novel chemistry is presented for producing peptide mimics to study structure-biology activity relationships.
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Application of SPME and Related Technologies in Environmental Investigations
Janusz Pawliszyn
This talk focuses on applications of solvent-free technologies currently being developed: Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) and Needle Trap Device (NTD). In particular, simultaneous deployment of these sampling/sample preparation tools will be highlighted.
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Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
CIC
The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering (CJChE) Impact Factor for 2012 has increased 34 per cent from 0.748 to 1.003. In addition to this we are elated to announce that Professor João B. P. Soares, FCIC, CAIP Chair in Interfacial Polymer Engineering for Oil Sands Processing at the University of Alberta, has been appointed to a second 5-year term as the Editor-in-Chief of CJChE.
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CSChE 2013 Conference photos online
CIC
Photographs from this year's Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference are now posted online. Events include: Welcome Reception, Plenary Lectures, Student Banquet, Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet. View Pictures.
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College, university team up for special engineering degree
CTV News
An important new university program is coming to Barrie and Orillia. It's a joint venture between Georgian College and Lakehead University, and it's expected to give students what they need to fill a growing number of jobs. The engineering program is being touted as one of a kind. And the two post-secondary institutions announced plans to launch the joint electrical engineering program by late 2015.
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EmploymentCrossing site reflects thousands of STEM jobs, not enough applicants
Digital Journal
More new science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) jobs are being created than new non-STEM jobs at U.S. Fortune 1000 companies, according to 67 per cent of the respondents to the latest Bayer Facts of Science Education survey. The sample included talent recruiters from both STEM and non-STEM companies. The survey indicates that there is a rising demand for STEM degree holders with a workforce shortage for these open positions.
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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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Lack of interest in science is hurting the economy
The Varsity
How much does it cost the country when high school students drop out of math and science courses? Too much, says a recent "Spotlight on Science Learning" report by Let's Talk Science, a national charitable organization committed to fostering engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in children and youth.
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Steel shutdown: Where are Hamilton's jobs?
CBC News
In light of the recent news of U.S. Steel shutting down its Hamilton steel manufacturing operation, it's Work Week at CBC Hamilton. We are taking a look at jobs in Hamilton: where they have gone, what remains, and which industries are desperate for employees. Looking for work in Hamilton? Between July to September of this year, there were 6,742 unique job vacancies in Hamilton posted online.
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