Labs are well equipped. Peoples are fantastic. Resources in terms of equipment and persons are available. Very good work-life balance. Rules and regulations are the only barrier in terms of administrative execution.
Working in the labs of McGill University provides a great refresher for students during the summer. The manager that I worked with provided great training and clear expectations of work that needed to be done. He was also very understanding when it came to personal issues experienced by his employees.
Journalist for Le Délit (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 7 April 2017
Le Délit Français is a great opportunity for the francophones to explore their language and develop their journalism skills in French. McGill is majorly anglophone so this is a great way to return to the roots of Quebec. Le Délit is an institution now , as it has been publoshing articles for over a decade. The Culture department helps in discovering weekly events and enabled me to further explore Canadian culture during my year on exchange. This experience helped me with ym writing skills in my area of interest: art.
While working at McGill University, I was surrounded by others who share my curiosities about reproduction, molecular biology and science in general. The liberty of flex-hours encouraged me to complete my duties while allowing me to find a good work-life balance. Being part of such a forward-thinking community allowed me to learn something new everyday. Although many people in my department were working on similar topics, each had a different perspective, and we were all eager to share our methods and protocols with others.
Great learning experience with good support system
Research Intern (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 9 March 2017
As a research student a typical work day was predictable - you go to the lab and do your experiments. I learned how to conduct experiments. The management was great, there when you needed them but not constantly over your shoulder.
Research Assistant (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 7 March 2017
I really enjoy my work here. My daily job varies and depends on research progression. People are nice and easily accessible. I have learned a lot of lab techniques. Apart from laboratory experience, I also learned how to manage my time wisely and foresee outcomes.
Undergraduate Research Trainee (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 4 March 2017
I worked in contact with a server, using the density functional theory based software VASP to predict material properties. It was difficult to work in a field so closely related to quantum mechanics which was unfamiliar at the time. A lot of independent research and studying was involved in order to understand the software and the nature of the research.
Personal Care Attendant (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 16 February 2017
Full morning care: hygiene, help with trays, tidy patient's area, help with transfers, help physio-therapist, help with patient's admission and discharge. The hardest part of the job is when there is no communication. Most enjoyable part of the job is when patient is healing and ready to be discharged.
Great workplace & great team! Being on a casual contract has its downfalls (no benefits, no path to permanency). Over all great environment, non-stressful and great pay. Overtime pay as well. Friendly staff, open and willing to help.
Outdoors employment that requires initiative and effective communication
Surveying School Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 29 January 2017
A typical day would start early in the morning on Mount Royal preparing the plots of land for the surveying students, then when the students finish their daily briefing, we meet them outside to supervise and help them in the collection of data and use of the instruments for the remainder of the day.