UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2020, for the eighth consecutive year. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers.
Here are some of the reasons why UBC was selected:
- UBC manages a community leadership program to help aspiring leaders explore leadership concepts through a series of interactive workshops and experiential learning — participants can practice their skills by leading a group of undergraduate students through a three-day community service learning project during UBC’s Reading Week break in February, either at school or at a non-profit organization
- UBC launched a new Red Seal culinary apprenticeship program, which enables chefs to earn their certification while immersed in a full range of culinary experiences at the university
- UBC established a Postdoctoral Fellows Office, which acts as a resource to help postdocs expand their professional skills — the Office offers semi-annual orientation sessions for incoming postdocs and created professional development workshops on topics such as time management, project management and grant writing
New ideas and fresh approaches open up possibilities for researching, teaching, and working at UBC. As we strive to make UBC a great place to learn and work, there are a number of supports available to faculty and staff.
Many programs are tailored for young employees and employees who are new to the workplace to help welcome them to the community and grow in their careers, such as university-wide orientation and in-house apprenticeship and skilled trades training programs. UBC employees can access career navigation services, professional development funding and tuition waivers. As part of the university community, faculty and staff are encouraged to take part in workplace wellbeing initiatives, and access the athletics and recreation facilities at our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses as well as UBC’s many attractions.
Read more about Canada’s Top Employers awards at http://www.canadastop100.com/young_people/
Looking to join UBC? Check out our career listings at https://www.hr.ubc.ca/careers/