Student Stories


Tim Hawkins (Natural Resources Conservation)
My co-op work term at Taan Forest has provided an excellent exposure to the forest industry. I have been alternating between the silviculture and engineering departments and have enjoyed learning skills in both areas. This experience has given me the opportunity to explore Haida Gwaii and learn about the issues, both ecological and political, that make forestry on Haida Gwaii unique. Read more...


Catherine Thompson (Natural Resources Conservation)
I am enjoying my summer work term with the Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) as their Water Wise Outreach Coordinator. I work with the Water Wise team to inform Langley residents about the summer time sprinkling regulations and promote municipal water conservation. In May, I delivered 20 workshops to different Langley elementary schools about groundwater and the importance of water conservation. Read more...


Jeffrey Liu (Wood Products Processing)
Taiga Building Products has provided me an extensive range of projects and roles throughout my Co-op term thus far. From starting out as a logistics coordinator to taking on the position as a lumber buyer for the export department, each month is filled with new challenges and concepts to learn. Read more...


Spencer Bronson (Natural Resources Conservation)
Ever since my first day on the job here at the Research Station I knew that I was going to love my job. Co-op has been a huge help in my journey through university, especially with my confidence when it comes to searching for jobs and attending interviews. If it was not for co-op I would have missed out on this amazing experience in Agassiz as well as an amazing chance to expand my connections in the workforce, and because of this, I owe the Forestry Co-op Program a huge thank you!! Read more...


Cohen Hocking (Natural Resources Conservation)
My work with the Kuhmo Metsähallitus team this summer has included forest planning, silvicultural practices, logging operations, and nature conservation. The experience of being immersed in the company of passionate professionals for three months has been a perfect complement to my studies at UBC in the Faculty of Forestry. Read more...