Student Stories


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...


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 […] Read more...


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 […] Read more...


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, […] Read more...


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 […] Read more...