Hire Education

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: Ongoing for the Winter 2018 term (September to March)
Location: Various
About: During the Get Hired series, we will host a different employer/organization that is recruiting students for co-op and non co-op positions and/or providing important career related information. Most events are open to all students, however some are co-op only.
Please RSVP and check the events available here

Dates and times will be determined by your coordinator.
Location: FSC
About: The debriefings are an opportunity for students returning to their studies from a co-op work term to discuss and reflect on their experience on the job.

RSVP: here

Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: FSC 1005
About: Intermediate and senior students from Forestry, Forest Sciences, Natural Resources Conservation and Urban Forestry programs will be delivering presentations on their most recent co-op work terms. Co-op posters will also be showcased by junior students who will be available to answer any questions. This valuable networking opportunity will include our industry partners, UBC faculty members, students and staff. Food and refreshments will be provided to our guests following the presentations. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.
RSVP: here

Time: 6:00-9:30 pm
Location: FSC 1005
About: Intermediate and senior students in the B.Sc Wood Products Processing degree program at the University of British Columbia will be delivering presentations on their most recent co-op work terms. Posters from our junior co-op students will also be on display. The intermission will provide a valuable networking opportunity to meet our industry partners, UBC faculty members, and students. Please RSVP if you plan on attending.
RSVP: here

Recent Student Stories

Aliya Khan
BSCN – US Department of Interior Over the course of the last 12 weeks, I have participated in a number of projects for the NPS; however, my primary task has been to conduct field work and write the preliminary report for a study on the effects of deer browse in the Big Meadows Swamp (BMS), […] Read more...

Steven Villegas
BSCN – UBC Geering Up This summer I have been fortunate enough to be traveling to and working with multiple indigenous communities around BC in planning for and delivering a science-based week-long curriculum that I developed for grades K-7 as part of my position as an Outreach Instructor at Geering Up. After taking plant biology, […] Read more...

Aaron McArthur
Wood – Tolko OSB Division,   I spent my first work term working at Tolko’s Meadow Lake OSB mill.  I have been working as a lab process technician, primarily tasked with helping to fine tune a fines detection system. During my time with Tolko I spent a great deal of time seeing how a OSB mill […] Read more...

Caitlin Laidlaw
  BSCN – Alex Fraser Research Forest I am spending my fourth and fifth co-op work term at the Alex Fraser Research Forest in Williams Lake BC. I have been working on lots of projects related to wildfire, as 1000 ha of the research forest was burnt last summer. Tasks have included rehabilitation of streams […] Read more...

Rayyan Husaain
BSFS – Greenways Land Trust. For my first co-op work term, I joined Greenways Land Trust in Campbell River, BC as a Conservation Projects Assistant. Greenways is a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance natural areas for the benefit of wildlife and local communities. A considerable part of my work involved mapping Scotch Broom on […] Read more...