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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

Deadlines for awards submissions coming up in December
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December is gearing up to be a busy month for awards submissions deadlines at the CIC. The deadline for submissions for all of the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering's awards is Dec. 1. In addition, submissions for the Canadian Society for Chemistry's (CSC) Ichikizaki Fund for young chemists are due December 31 and the deadline for submissions for the CSC's Maxxam Award for research in analytical chemistry has been extended to Dec. 15. Find out how to submit for these awards and others on the CIC's awards site.

Got an educational initiative? Need funds? Apply to the CEF!
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The deadline to apply for funding from the Chemical Institute of Canada's Chemical Education Fund is Dec. 15. This fund was established to support educational initiatives in the chemical sciences and engineering and is open to anyone carrying out a worthy initiative — membership in the CIC is not a requirement! Go to to find out more.

Chemistry building at Dalhousie University Celebrates 100th anniversary
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August 15, 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the laying of the corner stone of the Chemistry Building at Dalhousie University. The Chemistry Building was the first building on the Studley Campus at Dalhousie, and was the first building dedicated solely to science at a Canadian university. Originally housing chemistry, physics, and geology, it eventually became the sole domain of the Department of Chemistry. The milestone was commemorated at a ceremony on September 28, 2012 which culminated with the unveiling of a plaque (ABOVE, left to right: Honourable Leonard Preyra, MLA, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage; Honourable Marilyn More, MLA, Minister of Education, Labour and Workforce Development, Volunteerism; Dr. Tom Traves, President of Dalhousie University; Dr. Josef Zwanziger, Chair of the Department of Chemistry; and Murray Hartwell, VP Laboratory Operations-Environmental Services, Maxxam Analytics, the 2012 Carl C. Coffin Lecturer for the Department of Chemistry.

Twitter chats beckon to some graduate students
U.S. News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In olden, pre-Twitter days, graduate students traipsed around academic conferences meeting peers and mentors. But Twitter chats — or hashtags, the number signs indicating a topic of conversation — are the new networking spaces, at least according to a recent blog post on The Daily Muse, '10 Great Twitter chats for Grad Students.' "Participating in regularly scheduled Twitter chats can help you learn the tricks of your trade, connect with colleagues who share your interests, and begin to build a name for yourself within your field," writes Tamara Powell, a California State University—Sacramento lecturer and doctoral candidate at University of California—San Diego. More

Tips to help you follow your career path
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November is national Career Development Month, which provides a timely reminder to review your career path. If you're already involved in a process of exploration and decision-making, you could honor the month by scheduling activities ranging from job shadowing to interest assessments to meetings with a career counselor. The following tips are divided into categories, as well as a third list for all workers. Unemployed workers: Confirm that you have targeted a vocation or professional field for this next stage of your career. It will simplify job search and make it easier to plan your career; take the long view when networking: Who would be good to know throughout the next stage of your career? More

Facebook and work: Will friending your manager help your career?
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Not long ago, I thought it was a bad idea to friend your boss on Facebook because of the possibility that revealing too much could hurt your progress at your current job, as well as any future opportunities. Lately, I've had a slight change of heart. In recent months, I've asked my Facebook friends and subscribers if they've friended their managers on Facebook. For those who answered yes, I asked about how Facebook relationships with the bosses have changed things in the workplace, if at all. Of the people who are Facebook friends with their managers, more say they've had a positive experience with these relationships over a negative one. Through Facebook, they had a stronger relationship with management and coworkers. They were actually more cautious about what they posted too, and report that their careers have advanced as a result. More

Post-grad job search stressful for Ph.D.s
The Duke Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ph.D. students are struggling to find employment after graduation in the economic recession. Post doctoral students and professors are feeling increasingly stressed about their respective fields, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. This stress has much to do with the difficulty of securing tenure in a weak job market, exacerbated by graduate programs taking more graduate students than there are jobs. Some at Duke, however, argue that those dedicated to pursuing their interests in academia should not be deterred by such factors. More

Graduate job prospects declining, tracking of university students finds
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Britain's graduates face an increasingly challenging jobs market, with 40 per cent failing to get graduate-calibre posts more than two years after leaving education, around twice the proportion of their peers a decade earlier, according to a study of recent ex-students' career paths. Overall, the vaunted graduate salary premium, a key argument in persuading would-be students to rack up significant debt to pay for a university education, has declined by as much as 2 per cent a year compared with average national earnings over the past 10 years, the Futuretrack survey found. The research has worrying implications for social mobility, finding that non-white graduates are significantly more likely to experience unemployment, while the chance of being in a non-graduate job rises for those whose parents do not have degrees. More

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Corporate survival skills: Practical tips to help you keep your job in tight times
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With unemployment entrenched around 8 per cent, with the dim outlines of a fiscal cliff looming closer, and with the business community unsettled by the presidential election, it's understandable if more than a few people are feeling uncertain about job security. That said, there are practical steps you can take to help you keep your job in tight times. The idea for this post was triggered by a good blog I recently happened across: '5 Ways to Keep Your Job in a Down Economy.' The ideas were straightforward and helpful, and I felt worth sharing. More

5 career-changing mistakes
San Francisco Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The state of today's business world is fast-paced, constantly evolving and undeniably competitive. Having a successful career, regardless of what position you are in, is highly dependent upon several factors, including knowledge, confidence and finesse. Many people decide to change careers midstream for a variety of reasons, including wanting to try a new line of business, learning new skills or to make their resumes appear more marketable to hiring managers. Changing work paths can revitalize your career, increase your earning potential and help you secure the dream job you've been chasing. If not done carefully, however, a drastic job change can sabotage your career. More
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