APBI 496: Applied Animal Biology Practicum

This practicum is designed for students to gain experience in potential fields of future employment working with animals. Students will apply knowledge from previous coursework in Applied Animal Biology to careers in wildlife rehabilitation, animal shelter management, research and farm animal management.

In addition to the practicum opportunities described below, students are encouraged to seek and develop practicum opportunities at other local animal shelters where supervisory support is available on-site. For example, a previous student created a practicum at WAGS, Whistler, following a volunteer experience with the organization. If a local shelter is willing to take on mentorship of a student, please contact Sara Dubois to discuss the practicum learning objectives.

2018 Winter, Term 1, APBI 496 Placements

Vancouver Aquarium - Marine Mammal Rescue

Applications are now open for the summer APBI 496 practicum with Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue. More information can be found on our website: http://www.vanaqua.org/join/hands-on/practicums.

For description of available positions see here and here.

Please note, students must apply directly through the website.

Summer 2018 Practicum applications are closed. 2018 Winter Term application deadline June 15, 5 pm.


Interested in learning about and working in wildlife rehabilitation? Applications are now being taken for APBI 496 Practicum in Applied Animal Biology placements at BC SPCA WildARC.  To learn more about these opportunities and how to apply, go to http://bit.ly/2DSOCPh. To see the APBI 496 syllabus go to http://awp.landfood.ubc.ca/degrees-courses/undergraduate-courses/apbi-496/ .

Please note, students must apply directly through the WildARC website

2018 Winter Term applications closed.

BC SPCA Vancouver Community Outreach & Shelter Management

Practicum opportunities for 2018 Winter Term 1, working with pets and their loving owners in the community and learning about shelter management & operations.

See practicum descriptions; shelter project (2 positions), community project (2 positions) and email your application, resume and cover letter to kmonteith@spca.bc.ca

DEADLINE FOR 2018 Winter, Term 1 applications at BC SPCA is July 31, 2018.

Wildlife Rescue Association

3 and 6 credit practicum opportunities available throughout the year, working at the Wildlife Rescue Association in Burnaby in wildlife rehabilitation.

See application details:


Summer 2018 Practicum applications are closed. 2018 Winter Term applications open. Deadline August 1, 2018.

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