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Tarek Koudmani (Forestry)

Tarek Koudmani (Forestry)

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 assessing streams.

Andrew Ferguson (Natural Resources Conservation)

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 as, Environment Canada, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Emily Dang (Urban Forestry)

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 the first time the opposite happened where a UBC student came to FAFU. Because of this, I was unofficially assigned the role of UBC representative and given various opportunities to explore our partnered school and strengthen the FAFU-UBC relationship.