Some students use their co-op work-terms to work abroad.
In the last four years several EPT students worked in Cuba on research projects in partnership with Jose Marti Universidad in Sancti Spiritus. Their projects ranged from insect pest identification and biological control to worm compost and biomethane production.
Our students also went to Ghana on waste management and food security projects, as well as to the Galapagos Islands on a wildlife conservation project.
But it's not all about tropical locations. One 2014 co-op student is working in the Northwest Territories doing baseline surveys. The picture below shows her office.
Of course, not all students travel for their co-op work-terms; most postings are close to home. This year, the locally based co-op employers were (for summer 2013 and winter 2014) were Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada; Stantec; City of Coquitlam; ALS laboratories; Epoch Environmental Consulting; E.S. Cropconsult; Chihong Canada Mining; BC Conservation Foundation; Environment Canada; Langley Environmental Partners Society; City of Surrey; Kwantlen Polytechnic University; Dillon Consulting; and DST Consulting Engineers.