Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Daraleigh Irving

Grad Class of 2002

I have always been intrigued about wildlife and their complex interactions with humans. So, from the get-go, I decided that I wanted to pursue this as a career and the Bachelor of Natural Resource Science (BNRS) Program became the fundamental first step towards this goal. I entered the BNRS co-op program, and through my courses and work experience, I began to develop an understanding of where I truly wanted to go after finishing university, and that was a career in wildlife management. I took advantage of two great opportunities while I was a student at UCC: (1) I spent a term as a 'visitor student; at the University of New Brunswick and (2) I volunteered to work on a marine expedition in the Indian Ocean. Both experiences, coupled with my education, have taught me the need to be attentive, resourceful, and to listen to all the individuals within a project. Now that I've graduated with my undergraduate degree, I am continuing to pursue my career goals by embarking on a new adventure - Masters of Natural Resource Studies down under in Australia.

Daraleigh Irving