Physical Geography and Geomatics

An investment that works

By hiring a CO-OP student from the University of Ottawa, you are investing in a winning combination! You get a motivated and enthusiastic employee while giving a student the chance to put their academic training to the test. The University of Ottawa is the place to recruit CO-OP students!

Only the top students are admitted to the program. Each one has achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 6 out of 10 (a B average). Students begin their first work term after two complete years of study, giving them a strong academic foundation to help them succeed on the job. Students are available year-round.You may choose French-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual students. The sequence of work and study terms is shown below.

Skills that are in demand

By the time CO-OP students in geography begin their first work term, they have successfully completed courses in:

  • Physical geography
  • Geomatics
  • Field research methods
  • Basic science
  • Math and computing
Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyWork 2Study
4Work 3StudyWork 4
Examples of tasks at work
  • Climatology
  • Data management and analysis
  • Ecology
  • Environmental geography
  • Field work
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis
  • Geomorphology
  • Remote sensing and aerial photo analysis
  • Soil use and resource optimization
Student salaries
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