Alexander Girard (Conservation)

Alexander Girard (Conservation)

As a junior co-op student I was hired as a potato scout for E.S. Cropconsult, an environmental consulting company. My work involved monitoring the presence of insects and pathogens in agricultural crops, and using that information to provide spray recommendations to growers. This allowed the growers to make more informed decisions about the application of pesticides, rather than following a fixed spray schedule, ultimately helping to curb the overuse of pesticides.

Carrie Huang (Forestry)

Carrie Huang (Forestry)

I worked last summer in 100 Mile House for the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO). As a co-op student working for the Ministry I had the luxury of learning and working with numerous branches that are a part of FLNRO.

John Vieira (Wood Products Processing)

John Vieira (Wood Products Processing)

During my most recent Co-op placement, I had the opportunity to travel to Okayama University in Japan. As Okayama University hopes to build a good connection with UBC, one of the modes of achieving this connection is through the establishment of an internship program like Forestry Co-op. As a Co-op Project Assistant, my role was to work alongside other Japanese university students in workplaces related to the forestry sector.

Molly Dube (Forest Sciences)

Molly Dube (Forest Sciences)

My first two co-op terms were as a Student Research Assistant at the Agassiz Research and Development Centre of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. My time was split between working in the field collecting water samples, working in a laboratory analyzing, processing, and storing water and soil samples, and conducting data analysis.

Brittany Bonapace (Conservation)

Brittany Bonapace (Conservation)

For my second work term I worked for the City of Surrey in the Parks department. I was part of the Natural Areas Team which covers all of the parks and urban forests in the city. I worked outdoors every single day and enjoyed it very much. During my first few weeks I was mainly doing planting maintenance which involved removing invasive species around planted trees.

Jennifer Hong (Forest Sciences)

Jennifer Hong (Forest Sciences)

Parks Canada, Vancouver, BC For my first work term in the Forestry Co-op Program, I worked as an Outreach Team Member on the Vancouver Outreach Team for Parks Canada. My job was to raise public awareness of the national parks system, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas throughout Western Canada. During my work […]

Caitlin Laidlaw (Conservation)

Caitlin Laidlaw (Conservation)

For my first co-op work term I lived and worked as a Research Assistant in Zomba, Malawi! This opportunity gave me the chance to combine my passion for both the social and natural sciences, and desire to work abroad. Our research is aimed at uncovering to what degree the local people of Malawi depend on forest resources.

David Ruan (Forest Sciences)

David Ruan (Forest Sciences)

Although being a Forestry Technician is one of the most challenging jobs in the forestry industry, I really enjoy this position since I receive tons of valuable opportunities to gain experience and learn details about managing a timber harvest operation.

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