Student Stories

UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op program student stories


Yehuda Huberman (Natural Resources Conservation) – Fall 2019
BSCN – British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Victoria, B.C. For my fifth and final co-op term, I am working at BC’s Ministry of Forests etc. as a research analyst helping to implement the 2016 Great Bear Rainforest agreement. This position was such a good opportunity that I jumped to apply and was very excited to […] Read more...

UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op program student stories


Eric Schietekat (Urban Forestry) – Fall 2019
BUF – Royal Wood Tree Care, Delta, B.C. I have been working as an Arborist for Royal Wood Tree Service almost for a year now. I have transitioned from being confused and doubtful with most tasks I had to perform towards projecting confidence and fostering team effort amongst my colleagues. Initially, not knowing the proper […] Read more...

UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op program student stories


Michael Lam (Wood Products Processing) – Summer 2019
BSCW – West Fraser, Hinton, Alberta This summer I have been working at West Fraser’s Hinton Wood products as a Quality Control Student where I was a part of the Sawmill’s quality control and assurance program. In my role, I was involved in preventative as well as reactive aspects of quality control and assurance. This […] Read more...

UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op program student stories


Shirlei Ishizaki (Urban Forestry) – Fall 2019
BUF – West Coast Lawns and Gardens, Vancouver, BC I am seeking my interest in horticulture at West Coast Lawns and Gardens. Surprisingly, I do tree-related tasks more often than I expected. Beyond maintaining pristine lawns and garden beds on the North Shore, I also plant hedges, prune trees that are accessible with a ladder […] Read more...

UBC Faculty of Forestry Co-op program student stories


Austin Tahiliani (Natural Resources Conservation) – Fall 2019
BSCN – Parks Canada – Species at Risk Team at Fort Rodd National Historic Site and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Victoria, BC As an Ecosystem Restoration Technician for the Species at Risk Team at Fort Rodd National Historic Site and Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, I have been fortunate to gain experience in a […] Read more...