Forestry Co-Op Program


Hire Education

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


The annual Get Hired series presents students with an insight to their career options and allows employers to scout for talent.

All graduate students are welcome to register.

Featuring Employers:

On Tuesdays

Ecora Engineering & Resource Group Ltd - Oct 1st
Interfor - Oct 8th
Skana Forest Products - Oct 22nd
Bartlett Tree Experts - Oct 22nd
College of Applied Biology - Nov 12th

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver - Room 1005

Please RSVP by the Tuesday of the employer's session you wish to attend.

On Thursdays

MFLNRORD - Oct 3rd
Forsite - Oct 10th
Canadian Forest Products Ltd. - Oct 17th
Weyerhaeuser - Oct 24th
Western Forest Products - Oct 31st
Calfornia Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) - Nov 7th 
Avisure - Nov 14th
Parks Canada - Nov 28th

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver - Room 1005

Please RSVP by the Tuesday of the employer's session you wish to attend.

On Fridays

Mosaic Forest Management - Oct 4th at 12:00 pm
Pinchin Ltd - Oct 18th at 11:00 am
Metro Vancouver - Oct 25th at 11:00 am

Time: As specified above
Where: UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver - Room 1221

Please RSVP by the Tuesday of the employer's session you wish to attend.

Recent Student Stories


Valentina Coy (Natural Resources Conservation) – Summer 2019
BSCN – Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Dawson Creek, BC I am spending my fourth co-op term working as a Jr. Resource Technician for the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in northeastern B.C. My job involves helping research silviculturists assess fire hazard at the Tumbler […] Read more...


Heather McDermid (Natural Resources Conservation) – Summer 2019
BSCN -Department of Forest and Wood Science Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa For my fourth work term, I am continuing as a forestry research assistant at Stellenbosch University under Dr. Pierre Ackerman. In this photo, I was in Mpumalanga, South Africa conducting time study trials on the Malwa 560c harvester/forwarder. We have written the report […] Read more...


Deandra Atmojo (Natural Resources Conservation) – Summer 2019
BSCN – Centre for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia I am in my third co-op term, and I am a research intern at the Center for International Forestry Research at Bogor, Indonesia. I am part of the Climate Change, Energy and Low-Carbon Development team working under the global comparative study on REDD+ project. This project […] Read more...


Hannah Bugas (Natural Resources Conservation) – Summer 2019
BSCN – Salmon Habitat Restoration Program, Surrey, BC This summer, I worked at the Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) in Surrey. As the Media and PR Team Lead, I managed our social media, led our hiring campaign, while also assisting the other team leads on a day to day basis. This job not only helped […] Read more...


Jingyi Zhang (Urban Forestry) – Summer 2019
BUF – Farmers on 57th, Vancouver, BC For my first co-op term, I worked as an assistant urban farmer and horticultural therapy program coordinator at Farmers on 57th – a community supported agriculture (CSA) urban farm that produces organic vegetables and flowers. The farm is located in the backyards of George Pearson Center (GPC), a care […] Read more...