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Chemical Enhanced CO2 Foam for Heavy Oil Recovery
Japan Trivedi
This presentation aims to deliver current trends, challenges and future potential of chemical enhanced CO2 foam and colloidal gas aphron flooding for heavy/medium oil recovery. The research efforts being undertaken by the academic and industrial communities to address these challenges will be highlighted.
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Market Challenges for Canadian Heavy Oil
John Heida
With the supply of heavy crude from Western Canada forecast to reach 5.1 million barrels per day by 2025, the Canadian petroleum industry faces many market challenges. Overcoming these challenges will be important to ensuring oil sands projects remain economically viable and production forecasts come to fruition. This presentation will look at how these drivers play a part in the future of the Canadian oil sand development.
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YouTube Contest huge success
CIC
With a record setting 22 entries the 2013 It's Chemistry Eh?! YouTube Contest has been a great success! High school students from across Canada have submitted videos that communicate chemistry concepts in a fun and creative way. Winners will be announced in 2014.

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Chemical Education Fund call for proposals deadline Dec. 16
CIC
The CIC Chemical Education Fund (CEF) is looking to support original and innovative chemical-related educational projects. The CEF has sponsored student conference, science fairs, chemical outreach programs, Northern outreach, and more.
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BIO member rate for CIC members
CIC
The Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC) is a proud supporter of the 2014 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. CIC members will receive the BIO member registration rate. We encourage you to view the conference website and consider submitting an abstract.
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Canada's fall in math-education ranking sets off alarm bells
The Globe and Mail
Canada has dropped out of the top 10 in international math education standings, a decline that is raising alarms about the country's future prosperity. Canada placed 13th overall in mathematics, down three spots from 2009 and six spots from 2006, in the latest results from the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment, the highly anticipated survey conducted every three years and which measures how 15-year-olds around the world are doing in math, reading and science.

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Chemical and plastics industries love fracking
Marketplace
Fracking is fueling a manufacturing renaissance in some parts of the country. The chemical industry is spending billions to expand its business in the United States. And it's all because of fracking. It is estimated the industry will expand in the U.S. by a whopping 38 per cent in the next few years. Most of the jobs from this boom will be created outside the chemical plants.

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Ontario graduate degree survey shows where money, jobs are
Huffington Post
Many undergraduate degrees — including some that are considered a surefire bet — aren't quite the job magnets they used to be, according to a new survey of Ontario graduates. The Council of Ontario Universities' 2012 Grad Survey shows that employment rates six months and two years after 2010 graduates earned their degrees fell for a number of programs, even as Canada's economy recovered from the financial crisis of 2008-2009.

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Canada facing engineer shortage
St. Albert Leader
With our increasingly complex technical, social and environmental challenges, Canada is facing a critical shortage of engineers, particularly those who go beyond the undergraduate designation. Canada will fall behind without engineering leaders commanding the charge: "Canada lacks the highly trained talent to drive innovation and sustain competitiveness," says Dr. Steven Dew, associate dean of the faculty of engineering at the University of Alberta.
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Canada's job growth almost doubles expectations, but don't get too excited
Financial Post
Moderate growth in the Canadian economy is continuing to provide relatively modest, though steady, monthly hiring and keeping the unemployment rate at a near five-year low. There were 21,600 net jobs created in November, almost double economists' forecasts, with the private sector accounting for the growth, Statistics Canada said. Most of the gains came through self-employment.
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New University of Waterloo degree to close the gap between medicine and engineering
CNW
The University of Waterloo will offer a new degree in biomedical engineering from Fall 2014 that closes the gap between medicine and engineering. The new undergraduate program will be housed in the Faculty of Engineering's Department of Systems Design Engineering and will build on Waterloo's foundation of leadership in experiential education, engineering and technology.
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Nearly seven out of 10 people read online reviews before making a purchase, and in the business-to-business world, reviews are even more important in the decision-making process. To help in your purchasing decisions, we are pleased to announce that we've now incorporated business reviews into our Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide. Now you have the opportunity to share your experiences with a company's products or services with your fellow colleagues, or read what others have to say about a potential future vendor. We are building a valuable resource for the chemical industry, but need your help to get it started. Visit the Chemical and Chemical Engineering Resource Guide to search for qualified product and service providers and write a review.



Report: Corporate Canada losing top talent to public sector, non-profits
Financial Post
Corporate Canada could be losing its most promising professionals to the public sector and non-profit organizations. The report, compiled by Catalyst, a group advocating for the advancement of women in business, shows 11 per cent of Canada's high-potential employees (those with an MBA) are choosing to begin their careers in the non-corporate sector, compared with four per cent in the U.S., three per cent in Asia and five per cent in Europe.
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Canada's labour shortage threatens $50 billion LNG plans
Financial Post
Energy companies trying to raise almost $50 billion for Canada's first network of natural gas export terminals will face an even more basic challenge: Finding the workers to build them. Housing complexes boasting an indoor golf driving range, a two-story gymnasium and a private movie theater are among perks companies are mulling to lure tradesmen to Canada's remote, snow-swept West Coast and mitigate wage inflation that could blow up project budgets.
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