Does gender matter in a circular bioeconomy? An empirical and political perspective from forest sector practitioners.
Faculty mentor/Supervisor: 
Eric Hansen
Department Affiliation: 
Wood Science & Engineering
Job Location: 
Description of project or research opportunity: 
This project is a part of a planned edited book, initiated by University of Helsinki in Finland and Mount Royal University in Canada. The book aims to explore the various social and cultural aspects of the shift from the current take-make-waste extractive industrial model to the restorative circular bioeconomy concept. Utilizing document analysis and interviews, we aim to explore the triangularity of the circular bioeconomy, forest sector, and gender concepts.
Tasks student will perform: 
- Data collection (document searching and online interview) - Interview transcription (with a help from transcription apps) - Data analysis (utilizing NVivo software)
Special skills required: 
- Data management - Able to work independently as well as a team player - Good communication
Hourly rate of pay: 
Proposed dates of employment: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 to Friday, June 11, 2021
Anticipated hours worked per week: 
Proposal Type: 
Mentored Employment Program
COVID-19 Pandemic Response: 
Research will be done mostly, if not entirely, online.