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Montreal Medal Lecture: Reflections on the Role and Future of Chemical Engineering
John Grace    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Examples and areas of concerns, from a Canadian perspective, on the challenges of the profession of chemical engineering. More

R.S. Jane Memorial Award Lecture: Blood, Guts and Chemical Engineering 2.0
Michael Sefton    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The introduction of bioengineering and biomedical engineering in chemical engineering programs and how they provide new interest in chemical engineering studies. More

Bantrel Award in Design and Industrial Practice Lecture: Pyrolytic Conversion of Biomass Residues into Valuable Bio-Oil and Bio-Carbon Products
Franco Berruti    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Reviews a variety of R&D opportunities which are identifying valuable liquid bio-oil and solid bio-carbon products of potential commercial value. 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

Skills to build a career in sustainability
The Guardian    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Gone are the days when sustainability in business was about environmental compliance or turning up once a year for a community outreach project. Progressive businesses are looking at the long-term risks and opportunities that arise from the 'wicked problems' of climate change, resource depletion and population growth, to name but a few. To rise to these challenges, businesses need employees with a new range of skills. They need people who can work towards a long-term vision and inspire change; people with commercial awareness to identify risks and opportunities; people with the knowledge and innovation skills to translate sustainability into business strategy; people with the communication skills to engage the entire organization from the board to the sales team. More

Stepping into the world
The Varsity    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The fact is that Canada is currently experiencing an unemployment rate of some 14.7 per cent for youth age 15 to 24, close to double the 7.4 per cent figure for the nation as a whole according to Statistics Canada. The number could actually be a lot larger, as Canada's unemployment statistics only account for those collecting unemployment insurance or welfare. As fourth- and fifth-year students face the looming specter of graduation only a few months away (or the more imminent deadline of grad school applications), these statistics can become a whole lot more frightening. 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

Career services to help in job search for grads
The Daily Eastern News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Despite the myths about the current tough job market, Eastern's Career Services can provide workshops and field trips to enhance students' personal experiences before they enter the job market. Linda Moore, the director of Career Services, said around 5,500 students participate in workshops through Career Services each year. "Our focus is on what is in the student's best interest," she said. "We're really looking at helping the individual." Moore said her goal is to help students move from younger, relatively inexperienced undergraduates to a viable career. More

Firm unveils course to boost graduates' employability skills
Osun Defender    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Following the persistent outcry about the poor quality of Nigerian graduates, who are said to be unemployable, Poise Graduate Finishing School, a subsidiary of Poise Nigeria, has introduced an employability skills certification program known as PSENSE. The PSENSE test, which was designed in collaboration with Biddle Consulting, US, is aimed at solving the recruitment challenges by testing an individual's soft skills, which the university degree might not guarantee, and which a one-on-one interview might not certify. More

Lack of career development for staff damages business
People Management    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nearly two fifths of U.K. employees have never discussed their career plans with their line manager leading to a lack of engagement, a survey has found. The poll of 2,027 workers, conducted on behalf of career management firm Fairplace, found that 39 per cent of respondents are 'sleep walking' through their careers with no plans in place. But only 13 per cent of staff who had talked to their manager about their future with the organization found it helpful, according to the research carried out by YouGov. More worryingly, a quarter of employees said they wouldn't want to talk to their manager about their long-term development, while this level of unwillingness to discuss career plans rises to 41 per cent among Generation Y (18-24 year olds) respondents. More

New tricky graduate interview question: show your lateral thinking
Target Jobs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the stress of a graduate job interview situation it's easy to be thrown by questions you haven't prepared for. Here's a tricky question that might catch you out if you haven't already thought about it in advance: 'Can you give us an example of a difficult situation where you had to think laterally to get out of it?' Lateral thinking is the ability to use your imagination to look at a problem in a fresh way and come up with a new solution. Without lateral thinking, companies can't innovate and create new products — they're just stuck with doing the same old thing, perhaps more efficiently than before, but they won't be able to lead the way. Any company that wants to stay ahead of the competition needs to recruit graduates who are capable of lateral thinking. More

Gender-based pay gap starts early in career
Hartford Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Recently, it was announced that a year after graduating from college, women are earning thousands of dollars less per year than their male peers. Why is that? How have we not achieved equality yet? The AAUW study is unique in the population they surveyed in terms of salaries. Usually in other studies, like Catalyst, the numbers come up different or worse. This study is unique because the subjects are early in their careers and they don't have families or other obligations. This study just strips away the usual arguments of not being able to travel for work, wanting to have children, moving to a part-time schedule. More

Corporate development programs keep employees trained and fulfilled    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Boston-based New Balance has both hourly and salaried workers on its payroll, so it offers an array of corporate development programs. Other training and education opportunities include an eight-week program featuring one-on-one meetings with a personal coach who discusses topics such as how to change behaviors. New Balance, which has 4,200 workers worldwide including about 1,200 in Massachusetts, also offers extensive in-house management courses for professionals, as well as tuition-reimbursement programs for those seeking MBAs and other graduate degrees. More

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

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