UBC has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2021, for the ninth 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 this year include:
- 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’s new Red Seal culinary apprenticeship program enables chefs to earn their certification while immersed in a full range of culinary experiences at the university.
- UBC’s Postdoctoral Fellows Office is a resource centre that provides support, advocacy, and professional development for postdocs — the Office’s flagship initiative is the “Foundations of Career Planning” program, a three-part workshop series supplemented with sessions in personal and professional effectiveness, academic growth, career building and leadership.
As we strive to make UBC a great place to learn and work, there are a number of services and 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.
As part of the university community, faculty and staff are encouraged to take part in workplace wellbeing initiatives as well as mental health training and workshops. Employees also have access the athletics and recreation facilities at our Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, in addition to UBC’s many attractions.
Read more about Canada’s Top Employers awards at http://www.canadastop100.com/young_people/