Co-op Profile

Zhiyun Cheng

Zhiyun Cheng

BSFS – Department of Forest Resources Management UBC I worked as a geomatics research assistant at Dr. Nicholas Coops’ Integrated Remote Sensing Studio for my second co-op term. This is a very relaxed and diverse community. There is no fixed working hours, and people are allowed to bring their dogs to the office. The graduate […]

Cody Lai

Cody Lai

  BUF – Bartlett Tree Experts Canada For my third co-op I worked with Bartlett Tree Experts out in Delta as a groundsman. The job had a large learning curve the first month. I learned how to use basic arborist tools such as a chainsaw and climbing gear. Other than the tools, I had to […]

Georgina Magnus

Georgina Magnus

  BSCN – The Forest Practices Board A professional hydrologist, an Investigator from the Board and myself met in the Okanagan to do an aerial over-view of the Peachland watershed. My first ever helicopter experience was followed by an on-the-ground site visit to investigate the condition of roads, landslides and water passages (ex. culverts) in […]

Tanvi Buch

Tanvi Buch

  BSCN – Environmental Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO), Department of Environment, Government of Madhya Pradesh I spent my second co-op term this winter as an intern at the State Knowledge Management Centre on Climate Change (SKMCCC), an organisation within the Environmental Planning and Coordination Organisation (EPCO), Department of Environment, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal, […]

Carmen Taylor

Carmen Taylor

BSFS – Hamelin Forest Pathology Lab, UBC This work term I have been working within the Hamelin Forest Pathology Lab at UBC. This placement has offered me diverse work experience from molecular lab work to hands-on field work. I have had the opportunity to expand my skill set through completing genetic analyses, propagating fungi, and […]

Anthony Shi

Anthony Shi

BSF – Hyrdo One Networks For my second work term, I have taken a placement with Hydro One Networks Inc. in their Forestry Work Management department. My primary duty is to manage a tree defect database that tracks the number of vegetative defects taken out next to our electrical lines within the province of Ontario. […]

Natalie Chan

Natalie Chan

WOOD – Forestry Innovation Investment For my second and third co-op term, I worked at Forestry Innovation Investment, a British Columbia Crown corporation which promotes the usage of B.C. forest products, as well as identified and creates new opportunities for their adoption. Throughout my eight month work term, I took part in projects to provide […]

Candy Lo

Candy Lo

BSCN – Summerland Research and Development Centre My second co-op position took me to the Summerland Research and Development Centre, where I provided research assistance in applied ecological projects of a major invasive insect pest. I was responsible for deploying, monitoring and maintaining insect traps and emergence cages. When I was not in the field, […]

Doris Sun

Doris Sun

BUF – Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (UBC) For this work term, I was fortunate enough to continue my summer placement with the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) to further test the Coolkit, but with a twist – I was now presenting to high school students! From October onwards, I instructed over eighty students […]

Benjamin Eisner

Benjamin Eisner

BSCN – Okayama University My first work term recently took place in Japan with Okayama University. Working in a foreign country led me to culturally adapt and learn from experienced professionals. When working in small rural villages, I assisted the local government or a professor. I learned about forestry and ecology related issues from a […]

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