Student Stories


Warren Neuvonen (Forest Resources Management)
This was my first co-op work term and I learned a lot from this experience. My skills using GPS and navigation have improved significantly, as well as practical exposure to the various different silviculture surveys used in the industry today. Read more...


Dan Hall (Wood Products Processing)
This first co-op term has been better than I could have ever expected. Outdoor Living Manufacturing has provided me with work experience that is very involved and challenging yet rewarding. Having the freedom to get creative and develop projects such as improving the organization and efficiency of the plant, financial costing, and production management has been an incredible opportunity to grow both professionally and personally. Read more...


Brett Tripp (Natural Resources Conservation)
Co-op has allowed me to explore options that I would not have had an opportunity to explore on my own. I would never have thought to explore the agricultural industry as a potential career option, but co-op has given me the chance to see whether or not this is a career that I wish to pursue. If you're unsure of what you want to do with your degree, or are unsure about what major you have chosen within forestry, co-op provides you with an excellent opportunity to see which career area or field of study interests you the most. Read more...


Laura Adlakha and Olivia Gray (Natural Resources Conservation)
As the summer co-op students for the Mayne Island Conservancy, we have been working on a variety of tasks from educating local community members to doing terrestrial and marine surveys. Here we are pictured performing a bull kelp survey in the waters surrounding Mayne Island. Mapping of these beds has been recorded since 2008 and our work will help kelp bed related research Read more...


Jennifer Melo (Forest Resource Management)
Co-op has given me the opportunity to gain experience in forestry and put what I learn in the classroom to use in the field. In co-op you are given a lot more opportunities for valuable work and learning experiences in your specific field. Also the co-op employer realizes that you are here to learn and develop your skills, so they want to help you and provide you with the resources to learn as much as you can about the industry. Read more...