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Concepts of SPR Instrumentation, Surface Chemistry and Materials for Protein and Drug Monitoring in Biofluids
Jean-Francois Masson
This presentation focuses on the development of a small and integrated SPR instrument with 4 channels for monitoring biomolecules in crude serum. This system exploits the high sensitivity of microhole arrays for SPR sensing in comparison to classical thin Au films.
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Synthetic Studies on Heterocyclic Natural Products
Marco Ciufolini
This presentation highlights recent efforts centering on the total synthesis of biologically relevant nitrogenous natural products. Each target molecule poses chemical problems that serve as ideal vehicles for the development and application of new synthetic technology.
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Supramolecular Inorganic Chemistry: Constructing Molecules and Materials with Interesting Structures and Properties
Mark MacLachlan
Supramolecular chemistry has emerged as an important concept for the construction of complex inorganic molecules and materials that can have unique structure and function. This talk discusses some recent efforts in the construction of porous materials through molecular assembly and template synthesis.
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Now accepting submissions for Ichikizaki Fund
CIC
The Ichikizaki Fund for Young Chemists provides financial assistance to young chemists who are showing unique achievements in basic synthetic organic chemistry research by facilitating their participation in international conferences or symposia.
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Call for papers opens Dec. 16
CIC
The Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition will be accepting abstracts for the 2014 conference in Vancouver starting Monday, Dec. 16. The theme of the CSC 2014 Conference is "Chemistry from Sea to Sky."
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Which industries are creating jobs?
Huffington Post
Nearly half of the jobs created in Canada since the Great Recession were in just two sectors of the economy, a fact that highlights some economists' fears Canada's economy is becoming "unbalanced." According to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada, health care and construction jobs accounted for 45 per cent of net job growth in Canada since July 2009, which the report pegs as the end of the last recession.
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The employment mismatch
The Vancouver Sun
Over the next decade, there will be more than one million job openings in British Columbia, the province estimates. And 43 per cent of those are expected to be in trades or technical occupations. At the same time, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce cites a report that estimates that by 2016 there will be almost 550,000 unskilled workers who will not be qualified for the skilled job vacancies and that could rise to more than one million by 2021.
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Government hiring leads Canada job growth; factory, construction jobs down
Huffington Post
Canada's economy eked out just enough new jobs to keep the unemployment at a five-year low but it was the U.S. labour performance that caught the eye of the market and revived talk of higher interest rates. The 13,200 employment gain in Canada last month was almost dead on economists' expectations, with Quebec gaining most of the numbers.
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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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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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Top money-making career takes spotlight at Engineering Day
Deer Park Broadcaster
Engineering falls within the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering, and math. Approximately one-third of jobs in Houston are in STEM-related fields, with engineering making up more than a quarter, 29 per cent, of those jobs, according to a recent Brookings analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. Nationally, engineers with four-year degrees bring home anywhere from $54,000 to over $100,000 a year, according to the BLS.
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Power engineering upgrade at Lambton College benefits students, produces power
The Observer
With a new lab for power engineering students, Lambton College has started supplying some of its own electricity. Officials gathered Saturday during Lambton's fall open house to unveil the Sarnia college's new Power Engineering Lab, complete with its own built-in power plant. The closed-system power generation plant uses a firetube boiler, cooling tower and turbo generator to whip up electricity through steam for a section of the college, said instructor Bill Shaw.
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