Co-op requirements

Note: Reports for the spring 2017 work term are due on LEARN by Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by 4 pm and resubmits are due on LEARN by 4 pm on the 40th day of classes.


The cooperative work terms provide additional practical experience for those strongly oriented towards future careers and enables them to enter the professional practice directly.

Students must complete a minimum of four out of five scheduled work terms and submit a work term report at the completion of each work term: four overall. Students who successfully complete their work term reports will have a milestone coded on their academic record. The first work term occurs in the Winter of their second year. Beginning with the second work term placement, a total of three work term reports are submitted to GEM/GEOM using the LEARN drop box. The reports are due 10 days after the first day of classes in the term following the work term. Please follow the co-op work report guidelines and a sample work report.

*NEW* If you need an extension for this submission, you must file a petition form (PDF) for extension and have it approved by the Associate Dean's Office by submitting the required paperwork to your course administrator.

If your report receives a grade of 38 (fail), revisions must be made and submitted on LEARN by the 40th day of classes of the current term. Please follow the resubmit guidelines.

Co-op students in the Faculty of Environment are required to complete a minimum of four Professional Development (PD) courses, including an introductory course (PD1) which is a combination of résumé writing and work search process information. PD1 must be taken prior to the first work term. PD2/PD12 is completed during the first work term placement. The PD2/PD12 requires a work term report to be written and it will count as your first work term report. Other than PD1, these courses are normally taken during co-op work terms. Students are encouraged to take a PD course each work term until the requirement is met.

To be eligible to continue in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management Honours Co-op plans, students must obtain a minimum cumulative overall average of 65%, and 70% in their major average (GEOG and ENVS courses) and Geomatics require a special major average of 60% throughout their academic plan.

For questions regarding the administration of work reports, please contact the Geography and Environmental Management Advisor, Miljana Kovacevic or Geomatics Advisor, Heather Dorken.

Last updated in November 2016