CMS / General Science

The diversity of study options in this degree is reflected in the diversity of available Co-op opportunities. Explore the world of science through experiential learning which is hands-on and applied. You can complete your Co-op work terms in Vancouver, elsewhere in Canada or abroad. Your Co-op opportunities could include lab and/or field based research with government, working on cutting-edge projects with a biotech company, or as a member of a medical research team. The choice is yours. UBC Science Co-op provides you the opportunity to put your degree to work.

Application Deadlines

Apply in YearApplication Deadline Date
2Thursday, March 1, 2018
3Monday, October 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 enrolled at UBC (Vancouver) as a full-time student in good academic standing in mathematics, English and the sciences
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, and a responsible, mature attitude
  • Demonstrate leadership, teamwork and time management
  • Demonstrate interest in your chosen field
  • Be flexible and willing to accept a work placement outside the Lower Mainland

Work-Term Schedules

Schedule A

YearFallWinterSummer
1Study Term 1Study Term 2       -
2Study Term 3Study Term 4       -
3Study Term 5Work Term 1Work Term 2
4Study Term 6Study Term 7Work Term 3
5Work Term 4Study Term 8       -

Schedule B*

YearFallWinterSummer
1Study Term 1Study Term 2       -
2Study Term 3Study Term 4       -
3Study Term 5Work Term 1Work Term 2
4Work Term 3Study Term 6Work Term 4
5Study Term 7Study Term 8       -

*This schedule is intended to accommodate students who wish to complete an 8-month honours thesis in their final year of study.

The above schedules are 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

Child and Family Research Institute
Children’s Sleep Network In the clinical setting, Co-op students will be members of a clinical research team. Students will learn how to follow up with patient families, school, and different stakeholders in a concerted effort to overcome systematic barriers to achieve effective health care delivery. In the research setting, the Co-op students will focus on outcome measures (individualized trial methodologies) and will learn novel qualitative and quantitative applied methodological approaches to improve patient care. Co-op students will develop experience working in a practical transdisciplinary setting, which includes attending patient assessments and preparing oral and written reports of the clinical assessments. They will also follow up on designated patients and families. On the research side, Co-op students will: • review and analyze patient charts • undertake supervised semi-structured interviews, and follow up with transcription and analysis • analyze videos to phenotype sleep-wake behaviours; • complete research reports, abstracts and poster dissemination.

Success Stories

Nadia Beyzaei
General Science
16 months @ Child & Family Research Institute – Children’s Sleep Network “Co-op definitely changed my experience at UBC, and has provided me with opportunities I could have only dreamed about previously.” Nadia is still working with her Co-op employer and has found a niche within the science field as a result of her Co-op experience; fusing design and data gathering concepts in the framework of research. Nadia commented she loves working in this area and will be attending BCIT/Emily Carr for a 1 year Communications Design program which will provide her with the skills to work in this field on a professional level. Co-op provided Nadia with the opportunity to become a published author with a paper published as a second author in a high impact journal based on the work completed during Co-op.

 

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.

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