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.

Recent Student Stories


Alex Boulay (Wood Products Processing)
My final co-op term has brought me to New Brunswick to do some process improvement for JD Irving. I’ve only been with them for a month at time of writing but even in that short time I’ve already learned a lot. Read more...


Andrew Ferguson (Natural Resources Conservation)
I spent my third co-op term working for the Wildlife Institute of India as an intern in the Landscape Ecology and Visualization Lab. My job was to design my own research project around investigating the outcome of conservation investments within the Great Himalayan National Park, and the eco-development zone surrounding it. Read more...


Michelle Luiz (Natural Resources Conservation)
While I was in South India, I was immersed in local conservation issues, with a particular focus on human-wildlife conflict. A few co-workers and I got to visit Indu, Sandhya and Jayanthi - three rescued temple elephants at a care facility. They are such gentle giants! Read more...


Judith Zhang (Wood Products Processing)
For my summer work placement, I worked as a Quality Control student for Tolko Industries in the Athabasca Division. I was mainly responsible for participating in the OSB mill Quality Management System by conducting quality assurance and quality control activities throughout the mill. Read more...


Aliya Khan (Natural Resources Conservation)
BSCN-Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute For my second co-op term I was accepted as an intern at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). For the first portion of my internship at STRI I was working on measuring trees and lianas in a secondary tropical forest. I was working at a 700-hectare research forest in the Panama […] Read more...