Student Stories


Alice Tang (Natural Resources Conservation)
Working as a Co-op Program Assistant in the Dean's Office at the Faculty of Forestry has been a great opportunity for me to develop professional, interpersonal, and computer skills. Read more...


Kristin Meng (Natural Resources Conservation)
For my third co-op work term, I worked with Canature Processing Ltd. on lab analyses. Although I was previously employed in this company as a part-timer, I had gained a lot throughout the work term. One of my main responsibilities was to conduct nutrition analysis for both raw materials and finished goods, and checking if their quality passes a threshold standard. Read more...


Eric Schietekat (Natural Resources Conservation)
For my second work term, I was an Arborist for Royal Wood Tree Care, a company based in Delta that serves Vancouver´s Metropolitan region. On my first day, I was surprised by the speed that we had to work in order to compete with other, much bigger, companies like Bartlett or Davey, and make a profit. I was told by my co-workers that, because of the pace of each job I would not be able to get any training from them. Read more...


Audrey Standish (Natural Resources Conservation)
For my winter co-op term I worked with the B.C. Ministry of Forests as an Authorizations Assistant in the Prince George district. Primarily, my job entailed receiving and reviewing permitting documents such as cruise plans and cruise checks. Read more...


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...