Student Stories


Spencer Bronson (Natural Resources Conservation)
Ever since my first day on the job here at the Research Station I knew that I was going to love my job. Co-op has been a huge help in my journey through university, especially with my confidence when it comes to searching for jobs and attending interviews. If it was not for co-op I would have missed out on this amazing experience in Agassiz as well as an amazing chance to expand my connections in the workforce, and because of this, I owe the Forestry Co-op Program a huge thank you!! Read more...


Cohen Hocking (Natural Resources Conservation)
My work with the Kuhmo Metsähallitus team this summer has included forest planning, silvicultural practices, logging operations, and nature conservation. The experience of being immersed in the company of passionate professionals for three months has been a perfect complement to my studies at UBC in the Faculty of Forestry. Read more...


Samantha Davis (Natural Resources Conservation, Major in Global Perspectives)
I have only been at Suncor Energy Inc. for 6 weeks and already I'm getting my hands dirty. This picture was taken just North of Fort McMurray during my second week. At the time we were clearing trees from a cutline that is frequently used for accessing ground water wells for water sampling. Read more...


Amber Hansen (Forest Resources Management)
The month of May has flown by here at the Alex Fraser Research Forest. Research plot boundary marking, road and culvert maintenance, stick nest surveys, planting and regeneration surveys, and tree selection for thinning are just a few of the activities that have kept myself and fellow UBC co-op student Marie-Eve Leclerc busy. Read more...


Kamto Chung (Natural Resources Conservation)
At the Pacific Forestry Centre I am working on a ton of different projects. I have been helping to extract Mountain Pine Beetle larvae, pupae, and adults from samples, working with the data collected from the field, working with R for statistical computing and graphics and have even been able to visit a new lab each month to learn about different research areas. Read more...