Undergraduate Research Assistant at UBC Faculty of Forestry in Vancouver, BC
This summer I have been working as an undergraduate research assistant in the Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Lab. I have mainly been working at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre on Vancouver Island on a project studying the impact of angler catch and release methods on Chinook salmon survival. During this co-op term, I have been able to learn about research relating to salmon, the biology of salmon, and the complex issues surrounding their health and survival. Through this project I’ve had the opportunity to fish for Chinook salmon in Barkley Sound, which has been an incredibly unique and exciting experience. I learned how to catch, assess, monitor, and perform a necropsy on Chinook salmon. Working with the Pacific Salmon Ecology and Conservation Lab has been a great opportunity to assist with cutting edge research in salmon, and to gain experience with participating in research. This co-op term has allowed me to incorporate and build upon knowledge I gained from my previous co-op terms. This is my final co-op term, and has been a great way to end my co-op career!