Co-op and careers

Female co-op student blowing milkweed seeds

Working as a Weed Science Research Assistant on the Saanich Peninsula during a co-op placement.

Female co-op student changing a camera

Changing the cameras that monitor wildlife while on a co-op placement in Kootenay National Park.

Male co-op student in a monitoring room

Working as an Emergency Management Geo-Technician in Canada's Emergency Watch and Response Centre during a co-op placement.

Female co-op student standing near a volcano

Studying volcanic debris in the Nazko Cone during a co-op placement as a Soil Scientist Research Assistant.

Co-op program

The geography department has been a leader and participant in co-op education at UVic for almost 30 years.

Co-op allows you to alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study. Work terms can take place in public and private sectors, with many opportunities based in local, provincial, or federal government departments.

Contact the Faculty of Social Sciences co-op office at  or at 250-721-8689.

Find out more about co-op.

Careers in geography

Geography explores the relationship between human and biophysical systems and deals with some of the most critical issues of our time, such as climate change, biodiversity conservation, sustainability of resource management systems, international development, and community and urban planning.

Graduates of our programs are equipped with the set of skills necessary to become critical thinkers and doers, and to make an impact in their chosen career field.

UVic students and alumni can access UVic Career Services for one-on-one career support, as well as résumé, interview, and work search tools to help you navigate your career before and after graduation.

See what you can do with your degree and what our alumni are up to.