Join the VCO group on LinkedIn to see the professional profile of our graduating students, to be aware of our latest activities and have the opportunity to exchange with a network of professionals from the academic, private and public sectors active/interested in VCO.
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.
We are pleased to announce the broadcast of the last two webinars of the Fall semester 2013.
Professor Paul Staurt ans his PhD student Cecrid Diffo (École Polytechnique de Montréal) will present "Lignin Biorefinery, Market and Technology: the Master and the Slave" on wednesday December 11, from 1:30 pm to 2 pm (Eastern Time Zone).
Professor David Cohen and his Post-Doctoral Fellow student William Nikolakis (University of British Columbia) will present "Changing Gears: Insight on Transformation in the North American and European Forest Sector" on thursday December 12, from 11 am to 1 pm (Eastern Time Zone). Please use the following link to access the presentation's abstract.
If you would like to attend please send me an email and I'll send you back the connection informations.
We are pleased to announce the releasing of 8th Executive Summary "Impact of Timber Volume and Grade Estimation Uncertainty on BC Coastal Supply Chain" which is highlighting results of one VCO project made in collaboration with Francisco Vergara and Professor John D. Nelson, from University of British Columbia.
Please click here to access the full list of executive summaries.
Click here to find the recording of the webinar of October 9, 2013:
Measuring and Contextualizing the Environmental Impacts of Media Consumption
Presented by Justin Bull (University of British Columbia)
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 !
You are cordially invited to attend the first VCO webinar on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, from 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm (EDT). Professor Sophie D’Amours, VCO Network Scientific Director and Vice-President Research and Innovation (Université Laval) will give a presentation entitled “Coordination Mechanisms in Forest Value Chains”.
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.
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.
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 :