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Accelerate Graduate Research Internship Awards

Mitacs Accelerate grants allow graduate students to apply their specialized expertise to business-related research challenges. Armed with the very latest tools, techniques, and innovations, the intern (a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow) brings a new perspective to the problem faced by the industry partner.

Master's in Environment and Sustainability Program

2015
Dr. I. Colquhoun, Principal Investigator/Academic Supervisor
Industry partner:  Tavares Consulting Group
“Sustainability Reporting Trends and Best Practices Research”
Interns: S. Beyea, V. Luo, R. Tahlan, J. Drahushchak, L. Ghose, J. Tweedy, all of the MES program
Research period: May 1- August 31, 2015. Value: $80,000

2014
Dr. I. Colquhoun, Principal Investigator/Academic Supervisor
Industry partner: Ontario Ecoschools
“Supporting Ontario EcoSchools: Developing Theory into Practice”
Intern: M. Rondeau, MES Program; research period: April 15 – August 31, 2014. Value $15, 000

Dr. I. Colquhoun, Principal Investigator/Academic Supervisor
Industry partner: Conscious Brands
“The New Economy: Empowering Business through Organizational Thinking”
Intern: J. Hua, MES Program; research period: June 23 – Aug. 31,2014. Value $15, 000

Dr. I. Colquhoun, Principal Investigator/Academic Supervisor
Industry partner: Ecoshift Power Corp
“The economic, environmental, and social implications of implementing smart grid management systems”
Intern: N. Omercajic, MES Program; research period: May 5 – September 4, 2014. Value $15, 000

Dr. I. Colquhoun, Principal Investigator/Academic Supervisor
Industry partner: Reclay StewardEdge
“Rethinking Waste as Resource: Identifying Best Practices for Product and Packaging Stewardship”
Intern: P. Djamzad, MES Program; research period: May 5 – September 4, 2014. Value $15, 000

2013
Dr. I. Colquhoun, Principal Investigator/Academic Supervisor
Industry partner: 2cg Consulting Group
“Development of a Sustainability Decision-Making Calculator”
Intern: R. Froklage, MES Program; research period: May 1 – Aug. 31, 2013. Value: $15,000

Dr. I. Colquhoun, Principal Investigator/Academic Supervisor
Industry partner: KDC Body Blue
“Lean and Green: Developing Environmental Management Processes for Industry”
Intern: K. Battista, MES Program; research period May 1 – Aug. 31, 2013. Value: $15,000

2012
Dr. I. Colquhoun, Principal Investigator/Academic Supervisor
Industry partner: Ontario EcoSchools
“Supporting Ontario EcoSchools: Building capacity in schools and school boards to implement environmental initiatives”
Intern: J. Burke, MES Program; research period: March 5 - September 30, 2012. Value: $15,000

Dr. I. Colquhoun, Principal Investigator/Academic Supervisor
Industry partner: Bluewater Recycling
“Institutional Sustainability Benchmarking and Sustainability Development Strategies”
Intern: D. Quintanilla, MES Program; research period: March 30 - September 30, 2012.Value: $15,000

Dr. I. Colquhoun, Principal Investigator/Academic Supervisor
Industry partner: Sifton Properties
“Sustainable Community Development in London, Ontario”
Intern: D. Butcher, MES Program; research period: May 1 -October 31, 2012. Value: $15,000

Dr. John Braun, Principal Investigator/Academic Supervisor
Industry Partner: ReForest London
"Developing a Metrics Program for London’s Million Tree Challenge"
Intern: A. Noens, MES Program; research period: May 1-October 31, 2013. Value: $15,000