Student Stories


Natalie Chan
WOOD – Forestry Innovation Investment For my second and third co-op term, I worked at Forestry Innovation Investment, a British Columbia Crown corporation which promotes the usage of B.C. forest products, as well as identified and creates new opportunities for their adoption. Throughout my eight month work term, I took part in projects to provide […] Read more...


Candy Lo
BSCN – Summerland Research and Development Centre My second co-op position took me to the Summerland Research and Development Centre, where I provided research assistance in applied ecological projects of a major invasive insect pest. I was responsible for deploying, monitoring and maintaining insect traps and emergence cages. When I was not in the field, […] Read more...


Doris Sun
BUF – Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (UBC) For this work term, I was fortunate enough to continue my summer placement with the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP) to further test the Coolkit, but with a twist – I was now presenting to high school students! From October onwards, I instructed over eighty students […] Read more...


Benjamin Eisner
BSCN – Okayama University My first work term recently took place in Japan with Okayama University. Working in a foreign country led me to culturally adapt and learn from experienced professionals. When working in small rural villages, I assisted the local government or a professor. I learned about forestry and ecology related issues from a […] Read more...


Victoria Diederichs
BSF – Industrial Forest Service Ltd. I have been working as a compasser for Industrial Forestry Services Ltd. I’ve learned a lot about operational forestry as a whole, but especially the specifics of timber cruising and how it fits in. Spending so much time outdoors has been a completely different working environment than I was […] Read more...