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Friday, Apr 08, 2016

Canfor Awarded by UBC Engineering Co-Op Program

On April 7, Canfor was honoured to receive the Employer of the Year Award from the UBC Engineering Co-op Program for our longstanding relationship with the faculty’s co-op program.

Canfor has long recognized the value that co-op students bring to our organization. Our first UBC Engineering Co-op student was hired in January 1995. Since then, Canfor has provided 333 students (and counting) with co-op position in various disciplines, including mechanical engineering, quality control, clean energy and chemical engineering.

Innovation and new ideas are key to our continued growth and diversification. Our co-op program has proven to be very successful from the perspective of the students and Canfor employees, and it continues to be an effective means of gaining access to a source of potential future talent who bring enthusiasm and a host of new ideas and approaches to the work place.

Whether in a mill, an office or field operations, our co-op placements provide students with valuable work experience and an opportunity to see why we are so proud of Canfor and are so optimistic about the future of the modern forestry industry.

Thank you to UBC Engineering for this award and we look forward to many more years of providing valuable learning work placements for UBC Engineering students.

When available, Canfor lists our open co-op positions on our website. If you are interested in how you can GROW, DO and LIVE more with Canfor, be sure to visit our Current Opportunities page regularly or signup for email notifications.


Canfor’s Billy Yu, Account Executive, and Agi Galazka, Talent Sourcing Specialist, accepted the Employer of the Year Award from Jenny Reilly, Director, Faculty of Applied Science, Engineering Co-op and Professional Development (right).

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