Forestry Co-Op Program

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Co-op is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to gain paid work experience related to their degree and acquire the experience necessary to launch their careers.
For employers in today’s competitive job market, co-op allows you to fill short-term hiring needs as well as pre-screen and train potential future employees.
Explore this website to learn more about the UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op Program and how you can participate.

Updates & Events

Date: Thursday, January 24th
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver - Room 1005
Please RSVP by 11:55pm, January 21st, 2018

Date: Thursday, January 31st
Time: 12:00-9:30 pm
Open House (12:30pm-5pm)
Where: Sign in at main Wood Science Reception (2900-2424 Main Mall, Vancouver)
Co-op Night (6pm to 9:30pm)
Where: UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver - Room 1005
Please RSVP by 11:55pm, January 28th, 2018

Recent Student Stories

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 […] Read more...

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 […] Read more...

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 […] Read more...

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 […] Read more...

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 […] Read more...