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Invitation to Attend Winter 2014 Session 5th Webinar

You are cordially invited to attend the fifth VCO webinar of Winter 2014 Session on Wednesday April 23, 2014, from 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm (EDT). Ph.D. student José Mélendez and Professor Paul Stuart from l'École Polytechnique de Montréal will present "How to Calculate Biomass Feedstock Costs From Forest to Mill Gate”.

>>> Click here to find the whole program and the instructions to participate.

Releasing of 13th VCO Executive Summary - April 2014

We are pleased to announce the releasing of the 13th Executive Summary "Optimization-Based Formulations for Operability Analysis of Process Supply Chains" which is highlighting results of Graduated M.Sc. VCO student Richard Mastragostino with the contribution of Dr. Christopher Swartz, both from McMaster University.

Please click here to access the full list of executive summaries.

Last VCO Webinar's PDF PPT Presentation Now Available:

Click here to find the PDF of the PPT presentation as well as the recorded version of the webinar "Demonstrating the Importance of Demand- Driven Modeling Using the Wood Pellet Supply Chain and Value Chain: A Case Study” of Tuesday March 18, 2014 presented by Natalie Hughes, M.Sc. student from Lakehead University and Professors Chander Shahi and Reino Pulkki from Lakehead University.

Releasing of the VCO Newsletter 2nd edition - Fall 2013

We are pleased to annouce the releasing of the VCO Newsletter 2nd edition, edited by Baburam Rijal, Ph.D. student at l'Université Laval.

Please click here to access this issue as well as the full list of available issues.

Next VCO Workshop during "56th Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Annual Meeting"
Call for Contributions

The next VCO workshop on the"Challenges and experiences in implementing OR to solve industrial problems in forest value chain" be part of the Cluster OR in Forestry chaired by VCO researcher Mikael Rönnqvist during 56th Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Annual Meeting,which will be held from May 26-28, 2014, Marriott Hotel, Ottawa, Canada.

For more information regarding that workshop, please refer to the following link: call for contributions.

Presentation and report of the last VCO Workshop held during "Forest Sector Modeling Conference 2013" now available!

The program, the presentation (PDF format) and the report of VCO Workshop "Linking International Forest Value Chain Modeling Efforts" hold during "Forest Sector Modeling Conference 2013" on October 17, 2013, Rica Victoria Hotel, Lillehammer, Norway are now available !

> Program and presentation
> Report

Call for International or Interuniversity Internship
(Grant Program)

The VCO Network is relying on the valuable contributions of a national research community of more than 34 principal investigators and 40 Master’s/PhD students & Postdoctoral fellows (PDF) from 15 Canadian universities. Through the funding of VCO student/PDF internships, this grant program aims to foster research collaboration with researchers abroad or VCO researchers located in another Canadian university.

For a complete description and application form, click here.

Release of the Call for transfer projects (grant program)

The program Call for transfer projects is now open for submission. Transfer projects are essential activities for VCO network's mission to transform the Canadian forest industry and increase its competitiveness.

This grant program is intended to provide additional funding to support the transfer of research results to industrial partners, governments or FPInnovations. All projects within or relevant to the VCO Network are welcome and eligible for funding.

For complete description, see the Call for transfer project.

Call for Associate Students (Grant Program)

The VCO Network aims to be inclusive with the whole research community in the field of VCO applied to forest bioeconomy networks. A Grant Program for Associate Students is now open for submissions. This grant aims to support students not funded by the VCO Network to take part in the VCO Network’s activities, mainly the Summer School, workshops and FIBRE activities.

For a complete description and application form, see the Call for Associate Students.


The NSERC Strategic Research Network on Value Chain Optimization (VCO) is looking for candidate to work on this Research Project :

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