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As you know, CIC delivers the CIC Newsletter direct to your inbox each Wednesday, briefing you on the latest industry news that impacts your career. But we know you are busy and may have missed an important article or two. To that end, here's your monthly recap of the top five stories your peers accessed this month. For more articles, or to see what's trending now, visit the CIC Newsletter news portal. To unsubscribe from this monthly recap, click here.


Is the STEM job advantage a myth?
CBS News
Politicians, policy makers, parents and students assume that the straightest path to a great job is by majoring in what is often called a STEM discipline — science, technology, engineering or math. Indeed, President Barack Obama has set a goal of creating a million new STEM college graduates in the next 10 years, along with 100,000 new teachers in those fields. Meanwhile some politicians are urging state universities to ditch unpopular liberal arts and embrace more STEM education instead.
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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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Chitosan — The Biomaterials Promise
Amyl Ghanem
Chitosan is a natural biopolymer derived from chitin, found in the exoskeleton of crab, lobster, and shrimp, as well as in the cell wall of fungi. The chemical structure of chitosan is similar to the natural extracellular matrix component glycosaminoglycan. This talk will review the application of chitosan as a biomedical material, its limitations and highlight future directions.
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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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U.S. science and engineering degrees increase
Science Magazine
The number of students receiving bachelor's degrees in science and engineering fields is growing faster than in other fields, reports the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Since 2009, science and engineering degrees have increased by 19 per cent, a little more than double the 9 per cent growth rate for other fields.
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