Research Technician at UBC Forestry in Vancouver, BC
During my work term, I have been working with the Conservation Decisions Lab at UBC Forestry on a variety of projects. I have had the opportunity to hone my skills as a research technician by exploring data processing tools like Excel and R using real-world data and tasks as opposed to the work provided in my coursework. This has given me a better insight into the more technical nature of this field. Through this, I have also learnt about the importance of the back-end lab work, as well the work done in the lab with collaborating with various stakeholders and balancing scientific needs with social needs. I’ve also had the chance to explore working independently and remotely, which is something I am grateful to be able to try out as a student, and the importance of maintaining a healthy, vibrant workspace, wherever one might be.