Co-op Profile

Darlene Feng (Wood Products Processing)

Darlene Feng (Wood Products Processing)

Currently I am working in a lumber trading company located on a 10-acre mill used to hold a large quantity of inventory. The experience I have gained within the different departments has expanded my knowledge within the lumber industry and strengthened my skills. I have had the opportunity to build close relationships with my coworkers, which made me a team player.

Chloe Williams (Natural Resources Conservation)

Chloe Williams (Natural Resources Conservation)

My summer to date has been spent in the woods surrounding the beautiful and endearing town of Clearwater, BC. As a forestry co-op student working for the Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation, I have had the chance to see and experience snippets from various aspects of forest harvesting – from the early stages of block layout all the way to reaching free to grow status.

Tim Hawkins (Natural Resources Conservation)

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.

Catherine Thompson (Natural Resources Conservation)

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.

Jeffrey Liu (Wood Products Processing)

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.

Spencer Bronson (Natural Resources Conservation)

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!!

Cohen Hocking (Natural Resources Conservation)

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.

Samantha Davis (Natural Resources Conservation, Major in Global Perspectives)

Samantha Davis (Natural Resources Conservation, Major in Global Perspectives)

I have only been at Suncor Energy Inc. for 6 weeks and already I’m getting my hands dirty. This picture was taken just North of Fort McMurray during my second week. At the time we were clearing trees from a cutline that is frequently used for accessing ground water wells for water sampling.

Amber Hansen (Forest Resources Management)

Amber Hansen (Forest Resources Management)

The month of May has flown by here at the Alex Fraser Research Forest. Research plot boundary marking, road and culvert maintenance, stick nest surveys, planting and regeneration surveys, and tree selection for thinning are just a few of the activities that have kept myself and fellow UBC co-op student Marie-Eve Leclerc busy.

Kamto Chung (Natural Resources Conservation)

Kamto Chung (Natural Resources Conservation)

At the Pacific Forestry Centre I am working on a ton of different projects. I have been helping to extract Mountain Pine Beetle larvae, pupae, and adults from samples, working with the data collected from the field, working with R for statistical computing and graphics and have even been able to visit a new lab each month to learn about different research areas.