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Matthew Da Silva (Bachelor of Science in Wood Products Processing)

Matthew Da Silva (Bachelor of Science in Wood Products Processing)

Edson Forest Products For my first co-op term I worked with Edson Forest Products, a division of West Fraser Timber. Edson Forest Products is a single line mill that produces SPF lumber in varying dimensions. In the sawmill I was trained to calibrate the various cutting tools and sensors that create the rough sawn boards. […]

Carmen Taylor (Bachelor of Science in Forest Sciences)

Carmen Taylor (Bachelor of Science in Forest Sciences)

MLNFRORD During my first co-op work term, I worked within the research department at the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations as a Silvicultural Systems Research Assistant. My time working at the Ministry has been incredibly valuable as it has given me the opportunity to explore professions that interest me after I finish […]

Elliot Bellis (Bachelor of Urban Forestry)

Elliot Bellis (Bachelor of Urban Forestry)

Cecil Konijnendijk Research Lab, UBC For my first co-op work term, I have worked as Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch’s research assistant as part of the Urban Forestry Research Group at UBC. With guidance, I was given the opportunity to conduct my own research study, based off existing European research, which aimed to quantify and […]

Zhenxi Zhu (Bachelor of Science in Forestry)

Zhenxi Zhu (Bachelor of Science in Forestry)

APP China Besides all the challenging office work such as translating or preparing documents, working with APP China Forestry has also brought me a lot of chance to travel. In the field survey for the identification of high conservation value forest within our properties, from site to site, our crew has traveled through the whole […]

Casey Haney (Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation)

Casey Haney (Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation)

Earthwise Society During my first co-op work term, I worked at Earthwise Society. Earthwise is a not for profit organic farm and garden. In 2016, Earthwise lost their farm site in Tsawwassen due to a development project, and launched a new program called ‘Don’t Mow Grow!’. With this new program, we dug up people’s front […]

Aaron Tansley (Forest Resources Management)

Aaron Tansley (Forest Resources Management)

My second co-op work term is with The Sharing Farm located in Richmond, BC. My responsibilities on the farm included preparing beds to be seeded, removing unwanted and invasive plants, maintaining vegetation within greenhouses etc. During my time working at The Sharing Farm I’ve been given the opportunity to see the processes required to manage a farm, and the problems that a farm located in an urban environment causes. I recommend the co-op program to all students as it’s an excellent way for students to gain invaluable work experience in their field of study, and to expand their horizons.

Chazel Solamo (Forestry)

Chazel Solamo (Forestry)

For my first co-op term this summer, I have had the wonderful opportunity to work for the Sunshine Coast Conservation Association as a Research and Outreach Coordinator. I have been heavily involved in doing research and compiling a brief report to save a proposed cut block under the Forest Stewardship Plan, which required on-site assessments and community engagement. I have no forestry-related job experience, which has led me to apply for the co-op program and this job has definitely allowed me to experience a fulfilling role.