Atmospheric Science

The Atmospheric Science program, jointly sponsored by the departments of Earth and Ocean Sciences and Geography, conducts interdisciplinary teaching and research in Earth’s atmosphere, its processes, the effects other systems have on the atmosphere, and the effects of the atmosphere on these other systems. Co-op opportunities will enable students to assist, and be part of that research, and participate in various other industry initiatives that focus on understanding the Earth’s biomes and ecosystems in greater detail.

Application Deadlines

Apply in Year Application Deadline Date
2 Thursday, March 1, 2018
 

 

We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

Application Requirements

  • Have a minimum average of around B- (68%)
  • Be a full-time UBC (Vancouver) student in good academic standing in mathematics, English and the sciences
  • Met or in the process of meeting the Communication Requirement
  • Good communication skills, and a responsible, mature attitude
  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and time management
  • Demonstrated interest in your chosen field
  • Be flexible and willing to accept a work placement outside the Lower Mainland
 

Work-Term Schedules

Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Study Term 1 Study Term 2        -
2 Study Term 3 Study Term 4        -
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        -

The above schedule is highly recommended by the Co-op Program in order for students to complete their program within the shortest time frame. Alternate scheduling is available in consultation with your Co-op Coordinator.

 

Sample Jobs and Companies

Environment Canada
The student will perform tasks relating to the public, marine, and air quality forecasting programs of the Meteorological Service of Canada. The students will also perform tasks in support of the operations of the Pacific Storm Prediction Centre. Responsibilities include extracting and analyzing meteorological data from various sources, creating graphical products for reference and training needs, evaluating forecast output and numerical weather prediction model output, and performing meteorological case studies.

 

We’ll run you through the application requirements, and then you’ll be prompted to create an account in SCOPE, the UBC Science Co-op Information System.

Made a mistake on your application?

Just log into SCOPE and edit your application. For technical support contact science.coop@ubc.ca.

Explore Atmospheric Science: Visit the department site.