Development of carbon storage and emission flow diagram for harvested wood products within British Columbia

The purpose of this project is to aid in the development of more complete carbon accounting within forestry carbon projects, by working towards a means of calculating long term carbon storage within harvested wood products in British Columbia (BC). The project will involve a literature review of harvested wood products manufacturing statistic in BC and product life-cycle information. Using the literature review, a diagram will be developed modeling the flow of carbon from initial forest harvesting to product disposal.

Economic Outcomes and Retention Rate of BC Provincial Nominees: Comparisons with Immigrants from Other Classes

This project will analyze and research explanations for differences in economic outcomes and retention rate between immigration classes, with a special focus on the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Programs. The study will emphasize on comparisons between Provincial Nominees and other economic immigrants, between immigrants from different classes with strong human capital characteristics, and between immigrants in British Columbia and other provinces. The data that will be used is the Longitudinal Immigration Database, which links immigrant landing records to tax information.

Assessing Attitudes of Architects and Builders towards Forest Certification in British Columbia

Forest certification is a voluntary market-based instrument to promote sustainable forest management (SFM). Although, large areas of forests have been certified against different certification schemes in British Columbia, there has been a recent slowdown in the uptake of forest certification due to a number of factors, including a lack of awareness. Architects and builders have a key role in creating or translating demand for certified products due to their position in the value chain for forest products as they are could be both buyers and sellers of certified products.