The Faculty of Science offers Co-operative Education for IntSci students. Co-op is intended to integrate academic education with relevant, supervised and paid work experience in order to prepare students for future job markets (academic and non-academic). Co-op can be a very valuable experience and is recommended for students with good academic standing. Once students are enrolled in the co-op program, they have access to all positions. To enter Integrated Sciences Co-op, students must have a B average. Interested students should apply through the Cooperative Education office.
Work Term Schedule
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|3||Study Term 5||Study Term 6||Work Term 1|
|4||Work Term 2||Work Term 3||Work Term 4|
|5||Study Term 7||Study Term 8|
Tips for Success
Gain as much lab experience as possible – can’t get into 3rd year lab courses? Volunteer at a UBC lab / other labs.
Strongly consider taking CPSC 110 or 210 or programming courses such as CPSC 103, EOSC 211, MATH 210
Driver’s License- Very important for students integrating the following ENVR, EOSC AND GEOB.
Examples of Co-op Placements
- BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital
- BC Centre For Disease Control
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) – Toronto
- Child & Family Research Institute – Vancouver
- ICORD (International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries) - Vancouver
- McGill – Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research – Montreal
- St. Paul’s
- Terry Fox Labs
- Science World