Co-op Profile

Tarek Koudmani

Tarek Koudmani

BSF – Forsite This was my first work term in co-op, and my job was a Forest Technician, working for Forsite in Mackenzie. Most of my days are spent doing timber development, essentially preparing the block for harvest. Some of my most common tasks are laying out boundary, and roads, as well as traversing and […]

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson

BSCN – British Columbia Conservation Foundation  For my second co-op term I have been working for the British Columbia Conservation Foundation as part of the Spartina Control Crew. This crew is made by possible by the collaboration of numerous stakeholders throughout the lower mainland, including the cities of Vancouver, Delta, Surrey, Port Moody, as well […]

Emily Dang

Emily Dang

BUF – Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University  For my fifth and final Co-op work term this summer, I was fortunate enough to work abroad in China at one of UBC Forestry’s partnered schools – Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University! Usually students from FAFU transfer to UBC as part of the 2+2/3+2 program, so this was […]

Aliya Khan

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), […]

Steven Villegas

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, […]

Aaron McArthur

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 […]

Caitlin Laidlaw

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 […]

Rayyan Husaain

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 […]

Christopher Quilty

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 […]

Zhiyun Cheng

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 […]