Mitacs Globalink Research Internship (Summer 2021; deadline: Sept.23, 2020)

Organization: University of British Columbia

Department: Wood Science

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Type: Other Positions

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Project title: Developing methods for evaluating the role of forest-based supply chain in CleanBC plan

Eligibility: the applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or combined undergraduate/master’s program with one to three semesters remaining in their program as of Fall 2021.

The intern will work under the direction of Dr. Qingshi Tu on the following tasks:

  • Data collection and validation for the characterization (e.g., material composition, service lifetime) of the selected forest-based products
  • Assist the development of model for quantifying the material stock and flows of the corresponding supply chains
  • Assist the development of model for quantifying the corresponding forest carbon balance

Upon the successful completion of this project, the intern will accrue knowledge about the role of forest-based supply chain in decarbonizing the economy, acquire proficient data analytical skills, and gain working experience with state-of-the-art models in material flow analysis and forest carbon management. This accomplishment will be beneficial for the intern to continue the research or to pursue a professional career in the relevant field.

A preferred candidate should be enrolled in a degree program in science (e.g., wood science, forest management) or engineering (e.g., environmental or civil engineering), and should have a strong background in data analytics. Working knowledge of python (or other programming languages), life cycle assessment and/or material flow analysis is a plus.

Detailed information of this internship research project could be found here: (search for “University of British Columbia-Vancouver” and “Qingshi Tu”)

The benefits of this 12-week (May-October) internship include:

  • Stipend for living expenses
  • Professional development courses
  • Local Globalink Mentors

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship is a competitive initiative for international undergraduates from the following countries and regions: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Taiwan, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States. General information regarding the application process could be found here

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