Christina Lam (Natural Resources Conservation – Global Perspectives)

Parks Canada, Vancouver, BC

My 4th co-op term consisted of the development and delivery of programs aimed at reconnecting people to Canada’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas. In partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium, I’ve worked to engage guests through touch tables, talks, and various other activities designed to peek interest and build knowledge on the amazing work that both organizations are doing to maintain these special places. Working with Parks Canada gave me an opportunity to engage with people of different ages and backgrounds on a daily basis. I learned to develop compelling programs and how to clearly communicate ideas. Co-op provides students the advantage of being able to try various positions and find their true passion. I encourage other co-op students to make the most of this opportunity by stepping outside their comfort zone and trying the wide range of jobs that co-op has to offer.

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