University of Manitoba - Clayton Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources - Co-operative Education Program
Co-operative Education Program

The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty 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.

To enroll in the program, contact:

Leslie Goodman, Coordinator
Cooperative Education Option       
440 Wallace Bldg.
Phone: (204) 474-7252
FAX: (204) 275-3147
Jodena Baertsoen, Assistant
Cooperative Education Option
440 Wallace Bldg.
Phone: (204) 474-6225
FAX: (204) 275-3147

The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty 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 work experience. The program has been connecting students and employers since its inception in 1994. The goal of the program is for students to gain valuable skills by combining university education and employment training.

The Faculty is renowned for its areas of specialization:

  •  Atmosphere and Air Quality
  •  Conservation and Biodiversity
  •  Environmental Legislation
  •  Environmental Assessments
  •  Management Systems
  •  Environmental Health
  •  Native Studies
  •  Geomatics
  •  Toxicology
  •  Water Resources

 Our linkages extend nationally to the Churchill Northern Study Centre, Freshwater Institute, Environment Canada, University of the Arctic, and Manitoba Hydro, among others. The Faculty strives to enhance opportunities for aboriginal students through our program linkages to Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources. This is complimented through numerous courses examining cultural diversity and traditional land knowledge.

Coop Home

Student FAQ's


Employer Information


Forms for students:

Employment Details (.pdf)

Enrolment Application (.pdf)

Post-employment evaluation (.pdf) 

Waiver (.pdf)

Co-op Incentive Brochure (.pdf)


“My passion for wetlands came about through my first co-operative education experience one summer while doing my undergraduate degree in environmental science at the University of Manitoba. Through other co-op experiences and course work I was exposed to more environmental issues related to wetlands, which fueled my desire to work in this area.

Through the co-op program I was introduced to CECAB certification, and decided to get my CEPIT designation. I feel that this certification is a formal way of recognizing my contributions in the environmental sector, and as a means of establishing professional credibility at a national level. I am looking forward to getting involved in the mentorship program available to CEPIT members. I am now in the masters program at the University of Manitoba, involved in studying the carbon balance of wetlands in the prairie pothole region. I hope to use my CEPIT designation to learn about upcoming events, network with other environmental professionals, and stay up to date in my particular area of study."

Leah Hartwig, B. Env. Sc. (2005), M. Sc. (Environment and Geography) (2008)., CEPIT