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Jake Kazakoff (Wood Products Processing)

Jake Kazakoff (Wood Products Processing)

Working as a Program Assistant for the Global Buyers Mission during the summer was a fast paced experience. BC Wood is a not-for-profit trade association that supports BC businesses that manufacture wood products. They have been a voice for the industry for over 25 years, bringing innovative ideas to the table and insight into how we can strengthen BC’s wood culture.

Esther Li (Urban Forestry)

Esther Li (Urban Forestry)

I did my first work term with Strategic Natural Resource Consultants as an Assistant Timber Development Engineer in Campbell River, BC. The main focus of my job was to assist the Senior Forestry Engineer with their reconnaissance of forests and design the layout of the cutblock.

Amber Hansen (Forestry)

Amber Hansen (Forestry)

I spent my fourth co-op work term working as part of the Canfor Mackenzie field operations crew. Working in field operations has given me an up close and personal look at the work and preparation required before a block can be harvested. I have been doing everything from laying out boundaries, to traversing roads, to determining the site series of a given area.

Jane Ho (Urban Forestry)

Jane Ho (Urban Forestry)

I started my first co-op work term with Khowutzun Forest Services, working as a Forestry Field Assistant in Duncan. My supervisor wanted me to see and experience multiple facets of forestry, so I had numerous opportunities to attend silviculture workshops, safety meetings, and training sessions.

Photo by: Jamie Myers

Bill Reid Looplex X Canoe Installation Ceremony

At a staggering 53 feet in length, the Looplex X is slightly larger than a full grown humpback whale. It is one of four replicas of the “Lootas”, or “wave-eater”, which was carved by Bill Reid for the 1986 Vancouver Expo.

The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people

The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people

Tara Martin, Adjunct Professor in the department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, has co-authored a recent paper in in Science titled “The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people”.

Congratulations Andrea Lyall on receiving the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

Congratulations Andrea Lyall on receiving the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health

The Fraser Basin Council and the Elizabeth Henry Scholarship Committee are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Elizabeth Henry Scholarship for Communities and Environmental Health. Three scholarships of $2000 each for this inaugural year of the scholarship.

Zhiyun Cheng (Forest Sciences)

Zhiyun Cheng (Forest Sciences)

For my first co-op work term I worked as a research assistant at Nanjing Forestry University. I worked on a research project named “Agroforestry and its impact on soil carbon storage”. I was supervised by Dr. Guibin Wang, professor of NFU college of International Education and guided by his graduate students. Most of the time, I was involved in labs and doing experiments. But what I learned most from this research experience was data analysis skills, which is a key step of doing scientific research.

Ben McKinnon (Wood Products Processing)

Ben McKinnon (Wood Products Processing)

Over the course of my work term, I was designing floors, decks and truss systems for Pacific Building Systems prefabricated homes company of Vancouver Island. I spent most of my days at work using a computer program called Mitek Sapphire to convert architectural and engineering plans to 3D models of houses. I then used the 3D model that I created to test whether the structure would stand, or if certain beams or floor joists would fail under the weight of the building. My official title was Floor Technician as I was mostly responsible for designing and creating material lists of floors.

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