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: https://globalink.mitacs.ca/#/student/application/projects (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 herehttps://www.mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink/globalink-research-internship