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, March 25th
Time: 12:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: UBC Forest Sciences Centre Atrium, 2424 Mail Mall, Vancouver

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Recent Student Stories

Carolina Rodriguez (Natural Resources Conservation)
BSCN-Wildlife Rescue Association of BC My experience with Wildlife Rescue Association of BC (WRA) until now can be resumed in three valuable lessons: To be resilient, to be altruistic and to look for inspiration. WRA is currently treating birds that have been injured or orphaned. In the animal hospital, I experience nature’s resilience by actively […] Read more...

Heather McDermid (Natural Resources Conservation)
For the year of 2019, I will be working with Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Currently, I am a research assistant running a literature review on forest operations. The aim of this project is to measure fuel use and carbon emissions from forest operations, and how to best optimise the process. In the coming months, I will have the opportunity to travel the country to record data on timber harvesting and transport in the field. This position is my third work term, and since I am staying on for the full year, it will be my fourth and fifth work term too. I am so grateful to UBC Forestry Co-op for helping me find this opportunity, and would highly recommend other students to take advantage of any international work term placement. Read more...

Abbey Clancy (Natural Resources Conservation)
BSCN-South Coast Land Authorizations Office, MFLNRORD This Co-op term I have the pleasure of working with the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development in the South Coast Land Authorizations office. My role as the Land Authorizations Coordinator entails working with various Crown land officers on a diversity of projects. From doing […] Read more...

Valentina Coy (Natural Resources Conservation)
BSCN-La Hesperia Reserve I’ve spent my third co-op term in Ecuador’s cloud forest, working as the Project Assistant at La Hesperia Reserve. This position has given me the opportunity to familiarize myself with a variety of field, as well as administrative-related tasks associated with running a private reserve. Some of my responsibilities include assisting the […] Read more...

Yehuda Huberman (Natural Resources Conservation)
BSCN-Northern Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service  For my third co-op work term I am at the Northern Forestry Centre branch of the Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton, AB, working as a climate change adaptation intern. My job is to prepare a baseline report on the state of forests in the Northwest Territories, which is the […] Read more...