What we’re looking for

We are in search of rental housing for one summer staff from May 6th until August 23rd 2019. We have hired Jill Westby to work with us during this time. If you think you may have an option that will work for Jill, please contact Rob Underhill here to discuss. If you have housing that is available for only a portion of that time, or you want access for the occasional weekend, we are still be interested in hearing from you. Shared and private accommodation options will be considered. Preference for furnished.

Who are the students?

Each year we receive about 65 applications from university students for our Co-op positions. We interview shortlisted candidates in person, and for the past eight years we have successfully hired mature, professional students for our positions. These are very motivated individuals with impressive work experience, academic history, and volunteer service records.

Jill is very excited to be joining the Mayne Island Conservancy from May to August 2019 as an Ecosystems Technician. Jill recently completed her B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Royal Roads University. Before that, she obtained a diploma in Environmental Technology from Camosun College. She was born and raised in Victoria BC, and some of her favourite childhood memories are of family camping trips exploring the Gulf Islands. Jill feels extremely lucky to call this beautiful part of the world home. She loves working with kids and is interested in environmental education.

What do they do?

Our Co-op staff play a very important role in the work of the Mayne Island Conservancy. They create and deliver youth education, maintain our native plant nursery, contribute to habitat restoration projects, conduct our annual kelp and eelgrass mapping surveys, and assist with many other programs. By helping us find somewhere for them to rent for the summer, you can contribute to the important work they do.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss if your accommodation option would work for the students, please give us a call or email. Thanks!

Rob Underhill




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