Student Stories


Serena Soucy (Natural Resources Conservation)
This past summer I was working with the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area and how the time flew! Initially it was the beautiful landscape - a bountiful wetland valley nestled between two mountain ranges - that made me love this place, but as time passed, the people I met and the experiences I had shaped this work term into one of the best summers I’ve ever had. Read more...


Kurtis Hoitsema (Wood Products Processing)
When Weyerhaeuser hired me in January 2015, I had never worked in a sawmill facility before. Over the past two co-op terms with this amazing team of talented and driven people, I have gained an enormous amount of experience and have made many new connections. Read more...


Brittany Bonapace (Natural Resources Conservation)
am working for Walker Industries in the Environmental Group and in the short time that I have been working here I have already learned more than I imagined I would. My weeks are split up between working at the compost site doing various jobs, traveling around to all the different sites in southern Ontario and working in the main WEG (Walker Environmental Group) office. Read more...


John Vieira (Wood Products Processing)
The first few months working on Vancouver Island with Western Forest Products has developed my career skills faster than I could have imagined. My first project as a Quality Control assistant at Duke Point Sawmill involved monitoring variation in the first few machines that breakdown a sawlog. This project allowed for communication with operation staff, some technical writing, and some individual analysis of variation trends. Read more...


Zoltan Mityok (Natural Resources Conservation)
I will always recommend the Forestry Co-op program to others after being a part of so many amazing teams and projects. As my fourth work term, my dream of working for a newly licensed community forest has come true much earlier than expected! Read more...