This summer, I worked on my communication skills and dependability during my time at Horizons Landscaping, and I learned a lot about these skills as well as other helpful skills to use in my future careers.
For my final co-op term, I worked as a student researcher at the UBC lab CALP (Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning). My roles this term were twofold: to gather and summarize data from previous Coolkit findings, and to set up and document a surveying process for a neighbourhood in Surrey.
For my second co-op term, I was a research assistant in the Rhemtulla lab and UFORIA lab, and I worked on a project about the multi-functionality of community gardens in the City of Vancouver.
I am currently working in the City of Surrey with SNAP – Surrey’s Natural Area Partnership. While two other teams work on Outreach and Habitat Restoration, my team cares for trees.
I have been working at Capilano Golf and Country Club, one of the top 10 golf courses in Canada. Maintenance plays a big role in order to be in the top rankings, which is what I am responsible for.
BUF-City of Edmonton For my second co-op term, I have been working as a Forestry Technician with the City of Edmonton’s Urban Forestry department. I work under the contracts and policy division where I respond to citizen inquiries, conduct tree health and risk assessments, and investigate police reports involving tree damage. Special projects I have […]
BUF-Greenheart Treewalk, UBC Botanical Garden As a Naturalist at the Greenheart Treewalk in the UBC Botanical Garden, I get to bring a variety of people through the aerial suspension bridges while getting to talk about some of our native trees and plants. I did drop-in tours as well as field-trip groups and summer camp children […]
BUF-VanDusen Botanical Garden For my first work term, I worked for the Vancouver Botanical Gardens Association as a summer camp leader in VanDusen Botanical Garden. I cooperated with my team to design and conduct fun and meaningful activities for the children campers. I enjoyed the opportunities to introduce fun facts about plants to spark children’s interest […]
BUF-Zijun Environmental Construction Co. Ltd As a field assistant, I spent my first Co-op term in Yunnan, China. As a contractor working with government, the company mainly focused on landscape design, green spaces construction and tree planting. The project I was a part of takes place in ChengGong district, where the high-rise residential area requires […]