Student Stories


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...


Christopher Quilty
BSFS – Industrial Forestry Service. For my first co-op work term I worked for Industrial Forestry Service in Dawson Creek where I helped complete multiphase block development contracts. This exposed me to different aspects of consulting work, starting with block reconnaissance where I had to identify major tree species and terrain features such as streams […] Read more...


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 […] Read more...