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Ian Mott

BSCN-FYBR Solutions I am working as a GIS analyst for Vancouver-based geo-analytics company FYBR Solutions. FYBR provides clients in the forestry industry with services and training in the acquisition of drone imagery and then uses photogrammetry and spectral analysis to derive useful information from that data. My time here has helped me expand my knowledge […]

Zhiyun Cheng

BSFS-Okayama University In the fall of 2018, I was lucky enough to work in Okayama University, Japan. Here, I was able to work in different companies or labs with each one focused on different areas. So far, I had worked in forestry sectors including forest management, forest ecology research, and carpentry. In this picture, you […]

Victoria Diederichs

Victoria Diederichs

BSF-Industrial Forestry Services I have been working on a timber cruising contract on the northern tip of Williston Lake. As a timber cruiser, I am responsible for completing thorough, efficient plots so that the data can be used in the management planning for that block and area. After work, I mostly live in remote tent […]

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

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

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

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

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 […]