Welcome to the PetroChem Canada Webinar Series


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OCTOBER 20 • 11:00 AM EST

Are you looking to fill roles with affordable, skilled talent?

Join University of Waterloo Business Developer, Emily Burgess for this partnered webinar to learn how your organization can improve recruitment efforts and hire qualified, skilled talent to fill your vacant roles.

left During this webinar, you'll discover how you can access Canada's largest co-op talent pool, how to recruit, onboard student talent, and leverage up to $7,500 in funding to support your hire. You'll also hear from a panel of Waterloo co-op students about their experience working in various roles in the petrochemical industry.

Key takeaways from this webinar include:
· How to attract young talent to your job postings · How to motivate the next generation at work · What young talent look for in co-op positions · How to access funding to help cover up to $7,500 of your hire's salary.

Presenter bio:
Emily Burgess is a Business Developer for the University of Waterloo's Co-op program. Emily specializes in helping companies access student talent. She works with employers and associations across Canada, primarily in the engineering sector, to help them recruit the next generation of talent.

Emily will be joined by:

Faith Rowntree
Faith is a third year Chemical Engineering student at the University of Waterloo. She is currently working at Shell Canada as a Chemical and Mechanical Engineering Internship for her third work term with the organization. She has completed previous work terms with Husky Energy and Canmet Energy.

Dylan Hematillake
Dylan is an Engineer-in-Training and Data Scientist at Suncor Energy under the In-Situ and E&P business unit. His focus is on the development and implementation of explainable digital technologies to improve upstream operations through reduced operational expenses and greenhouse gas emissions. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in material and manufacturing processes and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a specialization in machine learning.

Munira Lakdawala
Munira is a 4th year Chemical Engineering Student at the University of Waterloo. Her previous experience includes working at Enbridge, IKO, and OHI Petroleum & Energy Services.

About the University of Waterloo Co-op
The University of Waterloo Co-operative and Experiential Education is Canada's largest co-op program. Recognized as #1 in Canada for both employer-student connections and experiential learning, each year, Waterloo helps over 25,000 active co-op students fill 20,000+ work terms. Visit uwaterloo.ca/hire

NOVEMBER 24 • 11:00 AM EST

Hydrochemolytic™ processing at low temperatures: a new way of processing Bitumen and Heavy Oils

Aduro Clean Technologies will present features and capabilities of its Hydrochemolytic™ Bitumen Upgrading technology (HBU) for transforming heavy crude oil and bitumen feedstocks into lighter, higher-value crude. Instead of the traditional reliance on high-temperature cracking, HBU promotes certain chemical reactions in maltenes and asphaltenes under relatively mild conditions. It then obtains stable crude product by co-processing with biobased material to effect clean in situ quenching of reactive intermediates. This process provides an opportunity for prairie provinces to participate with Alberta in a greener, more sustainable approach to bitumen upgrading, while advancing ESG priorities. HBU is anticipated to yield pipelineable products with no post-processing, potentially eliminate the requirement for any diluent, and offer additional benefits, including reduced emissions and energy use.

Birendra Adhikari Technology Development Scientist II

About the Aduro Clean Technologies
Aduro Clean Technologies has been working to address some of the pressing environmental issues faced by the global community today. One is the matter of unlocking value from waste plastics that pollute our lands and waterways. Others include improving the characteristics of bitumen through a greener conversion process and increasing the economic value of renewable oils in scalable operations that can be implemented locally.