The Clayton H. Riddell of Environment, Earth, and Resources Cooperative Education Option is a four year undergraduate program with mandatory courses and work terms in addition to regular studies. Co-op students are renowned for their high academic standards and a strong work ethic. Technical knowledge, professional development, and maturity are only a few of the skills that students acquire from their participation in the program.
The Clayton H. Riddell of Environment, Earth, and Resources operates a Cooperative Education program, which is designed to provide bright and motivated students with an opportunity to gain practical experience. The program has been connecting students and employers since its inception in 1994.
The Faculty is renowned for its areas of specialization:
- Atmosphere and Hydrological Sciences
- Conservation and Biodiversity
- Environmental Assessment
- Environmental Health
- Indigenous Studies
- Land Systems
- Natural Resource Management
- Policy and Law
- Sustainable Building
- Water Resources
- Wildlife Management
Our linkages extend nationally to the Churchill Northern Study Centre, Freshwater Institute, Environment Climate and Change Canada, University of the Arctic, and Manitoba Hydro, among many others. The Faculty strives to enhance opportunities for aboriginal students through our program linkages to Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources. This complimented through numerous courses examine cultural diversity and traditional land knowledge.
How our co-op program works
Our Co-operative Education program will give you a deeper educational experience and real-life work experience, with the benefit of establishing network connections. Co-op allows students to complement their academic studies by alternating with hands-on experiences in a Co-op work placement relevant to their area of study. Co-op students receive a Co-op degree designation upon graduation.
Ways to get involved
Our Co-op program works closely with Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) every year, to help establish connections and networking between our students and employers/industry. MEIA hosts events such as Recruitment nights to become part of their Student Chapter Membership, Discovery Nights, Speed Mentoring to name a few. As well MEIA hosts conferences (Emerging Issues) at a reduced cost to Student Chapter Members each year. MEIA offers The Deb Tardiff Memorial scholarship to students that are active in the student chapter.
Additional opportunities to get involved with industry are with:
- The Wildlife Society (TWS) - Manitoba Chapter
- Nature Manitoba
- Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC) - Manitoba Chapter
- Ducks Unlimited
- Canadian Water Resource Association - Student and Young Professionals
- Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
- Sustainable Buildings MB
- Environmental Careers Organization
- Fort Whyte Alive
Clubs of interest to join:
- The Weather Club
- Society of Earth Science and Environmental Students (SESES)
- Environment and Geography Students' Association (EGSA)
- Student Chapter, MEIA
- MB Chapter of the Wildlife Society
- Ducks Unlimited Wetlanders