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Keynote Lecture: Inequality Constrained Parameter Estimation with UKF
Xiongtan Yang    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Parameter estimation of a dynamic system in an important task in process system engineering. In this work, inequality constrained parameter estimation with the unscented Kalman filter (UKF) is considered. More

Keynote Lecture: The Use of In-Situ Raman Spectroscopy as a Tool to Characterize Carbon Removal Rates on Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes Operated in Methane
Josephine Hill    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Examining the rates of carbon removal from nickel (Ni)-yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) anodes using different gases: humidified argon, carbon dioxide and oxygen. More

Keynote Lecture: Insights into the Ultraviolet Disinfection of Effluents — The Role of Suspended Particles
Ramin Farnood    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Discussion on the advances in the understanding of effects of particle size on UV disinfection of effluents. 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

CIC industry programming boosted by merger
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The CIC Economics and Business Management (E&BM) Subject Division merged with the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) — Canada Section in October. The strategic move represents the coming together of two historical organizations and is expected to provide the CIC with increased recognition by industry and new opportunities to connect industry, academia and students. More

CIC announces EnviroAnalysis partnership
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Beginning in 2013, the CIC will partner with the EnviroAnalysis Corporation to run the EnviroAnalysis Conference in Toronto. The focus of the meeting is the science of measuring and monitoring contaminants in the environment, the cornerstone of environmental investigation and regulation enforcement. More

Part-time work can be senior and well-regarded
The Telegraph    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The word 'part-timer' does indeed carry a stigma. People who work part-time are branded, wrongly, as being less committed to the job and less authoritative as a result. One recruiter once had the nerve to tell me his part-time roles are reserved solely for working mothers, junior roles and older people who just 'don't cut it' for a full-time, 'proper job.' This outdated view is enough to put anyone off going part-time. And yet more and more men and women are doing it. Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the stigma, or is the increase borne out of a necessity, because few full-time jobs are available? More

My past employer might hire me back, but can I use them as a reference now?
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If you are clear that a job with your previous employer is your number one priority, then arrange a meeting with your previous employer to discuss your job prospects. Tell them that you want to work with them. Ask them where things stand with respect to creating a position or hiring you at this point. If your previous employer answers 'yes' and can guarantee that they will hire you within a reasonable time, then you have your answer. Ask for specifics such as salary and benefits details. Also ask for an offer letter, a position description, who you will be reporting to and a definitive start date. If your previous employer is not able to offer you a definite position and commit to hire you or if the opportunity with the other company is your first choice then you will want to share with your previous employer that you have been interviewed by another company. 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

Unleash your potential: Grads lacking in corporate skills
Record Online    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Is higher education preparing college graduates to make it in today's tough job market? The results of two recent studies raise serious doubt about whether grads are as ready to enter the corporate world as we may think they are. A piece in CBS Moneywatch referred to a Rutgers University study released in May that stated that 'only 51 per cent of students who graduated from a four-year college program in the past five years currently have full-time jobs.' The study also revealed that grads are insecure about the preparation they've received at college to enter a competitive workforce. According to a piece in CNNMoney, grads are simply not as ready for the working world as expected. More

Tackle difficult job searches like a salesperson    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The time you spend applying for jobs you're not qualified for — either experience-wise or mentally — could be spent positioning yourself for the jobs you are. Additionally, the more jobs you apply to and don't get callbacks on, the lower your overall success rate. Success rate for search activity is something many of us don't think about. We see open positions and submit the same résumé we've been submitting to all the others. (I mean, c'mon. It gets tiring reworking your résumé for each of the 100 jobs we're applying for.) But what if I said you could have more success by approaching your search like a salesperson? What if I said you could increase your 'sales rate' by applying to fewer jobs? More

Skills crisis: Government tells students to target skill shortages
The New Zealand Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
High percentages of students in their final year of study are planning to seek employment in industries where there are already too many workers and not enough jobs. The Government says their expectations need to be adjusted if we want to avoid growing the demand for skilled workers in areas such as engineering and IT. Direction shouldn't be left up to the 'all-knowing career advisers' to influence students and their families, according to the Minister for Tertiary Education, skills and employment, Steven Joyce. The Graduate Longitudinal Study asked students from New Zealand's eight universities what areas they would seek employment in if doing so within the next two years. The top two industries were education and training, 21.9 per cent, and health care and medical, 16 per cent — areas where there is a strong demand for skilled workers, according to Immigration New Zealand's Long Term Skill Shortage List. More
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