Student Profiles

International student with co-op experience at Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)

Brahney and her research team tracked the origin and lifecycle of wet and dry microplastics. The study approximates over 1,000 tons of plastic from the atmosphere travel to protected areas in the US, like the Grand Canyon and Joshua Tree National Park, every year. That’s equivalent to 120-300 million plastic water bottles.

EVSC Student Union President, Water Science student and future Air Quality Scientist

International student with co-op experience at SFU Student Recruitment and Transition

Deciding to make the most of her time at SFU, Carolina actively pursued opportunities to expand her education beyond the four walls of a classroom.

Summer co-op experience in the Arctic - Labrador and Greenland with Parks Canada

Celeste Landon is no stranger to unconventional adventures.

Recipient of the President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability 2017

Co-op experience with Environment Canada - Canadian Wildlife Service

“I thought environmental science was about humans’ impact on the environment,” says Jijie. “Turns out, it’s much more. It’s blending statistics, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics to find environmental solutions.”

Take courses that are challenging and unique that add value to your core curriculum and experience at university. Work hard and be persistent in your studies; trust me, it does pay off. If anything, it shows your employer that you have what it takes to succeed at your job.