REM’s graduate Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program provides opportunities for students to work in government or private resource management organizations to gain professional experience in applied problem solving. REM Co-op students, because of their background and Master’s or Ph.D.-level training, bring high-level skills to their positions. Participation in the Co-op program is optional but in many cases this type of professional employment can include work that is closely related to a student’s research project. Co-op experience can also lead directly to employment upon graduation.
Several past REM graduate students working in the area of quantitative fisheries science and fisheries management have done Co-op work terms in agencies such as:
- Environment Canada
- Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans
- B.C. Hydro
- B.C. Ministry of Forests
- B.C. Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture
For more information on cooperative education opportunities at Simon Fraser University, visit the SFU Cooperative Education web site.