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Co-op is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to gain paid work experience related to their degree and acquire the experience necessary to launch their careers.

For employers in today’s competitive job market, co-op allows you to fill short-term hiring needs as well as pre-screen and train potential future employees.

Explore this website to learn more about the UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op Program and how you can participate.

Updates & Events

Time: Tuesday 5:30-7:30 and Thursday 12:00-2:00
Location: Tuesday in PHRM 3202, Thursday in CAWP Caseroom
About: All new co-op students must attend a one of the two available lectures for Workshop #3 – Transition to the Workplace. Guest speakers from WorkSafeBC and the UBC Equity and Inclusion Office will be on hand to help prepare students for various aspects of making their first co-op work term a success for all involved.

About: The last possible date for students to secure a co-op work term for the summer is June 2nd, 2017.

Recent Student Stories

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. Read more...

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 […] Read more...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...