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.

Featuring Employers:

On Tuesdays

Ecora Engineering & Resource Group Ltd - Oct 2nd

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 Wednesdays

Malcom Knapp and Alex Fraser Research Forest - Sept 11th

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Where: UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver - Room 1611
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 - Nov 7th 
Avisure - Nov 14th
Interfor - Nov 21st (Wood)
Interfor - Nov 28th (Forestry)

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.

Date: Wednesday, September 25th
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver - Room 1005
Please RSVP by 11:55 pm on September 22nd, 2019


Date: Thursday, September 26th
Time: TBA
Where: UBC Forest Sciences Centre, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver - Room 1005
Please RSVP by 11:55 pm on September 23rd, 2019

Recent Student Stories


Taelynn Lam (Urban Forestry)
For my second co-op term, I was a research assistant in the Rhemtulla lab and UFORIA lab, and I worked on a project about the multi-functionality of community gardens in the City of Vancouver. Read more...


William Tow (Urban Forestry)
I am currently working in the City of Surrey with SNAP - Surrey's Natural Area Partnership. While two other teams work on Outreach and Habitat Restoration, my team cares for trees. Read more...


Noah Sullivan (Forest Sciences)
This summer I worked for BC wildfire services and was stationed in Merritt BC and was sent on two deployments to Slave Lake and High Level Alberta. Read more...


Matthew Wharrie (Natural Resources Conservation)
I have been working all over the District of West Vancouver as a Park Attendant this summer. Read more...


Krystal Stone (Forest Sciences)
Thanks to my introduction to the Cedar Research Working Group through my mentor, Dr. David Jones, I am working on a heartwood rot prediction study in western redcedar (Thuja plicata) in collaboration with Dr. Lori Daniel’s at UBC’s Tree Ring Lab and SFU’s Julie Nielsen, PhD candidate from the School of Resource & Environmental Management. Read more...