I had the opportunity to work as a lab assistant in the University of Manitoba in the education department. The position contained routine activities such as cleaning of equipment and handling inventory. In this specific position no advancement or learning opportunities were available.
Diverse and friendly place with interesting people
Caretaker (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – January 20, 2016
Being a caretaker is mainly lock and unlock the entrance of the building. Then I will sweep the floors and empty the garbage. Before class started, I would set up the classroom. Sometime I also do set up for some events, like gallery opening, exhibition, etc. During the class time, I will clean the washrooms and stairs. Then I will clean up the door and window. From my experience, I have learnt another division of school. And I get to know all the staff that work for university is hard-working so that school can keep running. In addition, if you want to do something big, start from small things. The management in university is really good. My supervisor is very considering. And he is really good at organizing. Sometimes when we lack of help, because people may take holiday or they are sick. He can always fix the problem and make arrangement easily. My co-workers are all very friendly and helping. They are from different culture, so it is more like a big diverse family. The hardest part of the job is that I have to wake up really early in the morning, around 4:30am. The most enjoyable part of this job is the working environment and atmosphere on campus.
research assistant (Former Employee) – Canada – December 18, 2015
Good working environment. Faculty was suppportive and provide opportunities for freshers to develop their skills. I learned lot of skills to enhacne my resume with variability. It also provided me with opprotunity to learn different cultures and people with different ethnicity. I started to appreciate more of the work that I do. Regular informative sessions were provided by the university on how ot enhance your skills and to project yourself in the market.
I have a wonderful experience always working with professors and other staff at university because not only they are compassionate towards you but understand all your needs as a student and as a role of teaching assistant. You can easily learn all the professionalism of the job while in a relaxed manner.
Everyday as research assistant is fun because I get to learn new things also I improve in my programming skills daily. My co-worker are the best guys because we understand that together we achieve more (TEAM). The management is well organized. Also accessibility to the management is very welcoming.
University of Manitoba is one of the oldest and biggest universities in the Western Canada. The work environment is very friendly. My supervisor is an awesome person who provides me help when I face some problem even outside university life. One of the best workplaces I have ever had
As the first university established in western Canada, the University of Manitoba has been at the centre of research in Manitoba for more than a century. From the development of canola and advances in wireless communication, to the prevention of Rh disease of the newborn and breakthrough discoveries concerning the transmission of HIV/AIDS, our researchers have made contributions that have had a global impact.
Fitness Employee (Current Employee) – Frank Kennedy/ALC – October 12, 2015
Good place, generally good people to work with. I found that there were some limitations for advancement, however this does seem to be slowly being addressed with the introduction of the new Active Living Center.
Anatomy and Physiology Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – August 10, 2015
Before we start teaching the students the TA's always met 30 minutes prior to in the lab. We sometimes bring in food to share and eat in the lunch room and talk about our lives as university students. Most of us were in the same faculty so we had a lot in common an even were in the same classes together.
I enjoyed working in a medical, educational and research environment. I felt part of a team and enjoyed working alone or with others on tasks. The most enjoyable part of the job was the variety of tasks and the people I worked with. The hardest part of the job was when I was layed off and a few other people were also layed off.
Program Administrator (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – February 10, 2015
A typical day at work entails me completing schedules and administrative correspondence for 16 residents and 3 surgeons. I work with a great team who are very productive and supportive. The hardest part of my job is constant interruptions but I always get the job done. The best part of my job is working with a great team of doctors and residents.
Overall, a great project to work on and to use my experiences! Gained an extended experience from project coordination to data collection & analysis.
Research Coordinator (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – December 10, 2014
Day start with checking emails and replying. Then move to research based work, for example, report writing, data collection and management, and data analysis. This depends on the priority of the work and/or deadlines. Everyday coordination also involved.
Learned about the job expectation of a research coordinator.
Management and co-workers are helpful. A nice team to work with!
Hardest part of the job is that some times admin work took a sufficient amount of time from the research work.
Most enjoyable part of the job is to work with the team, opportunities to improve clients life, scope of working independently, and overall, the project itself.
Volunteer Language Exchange Program (Current Employee) – ICS – October 28, 2014
volunteering to teach international students to speak English and learning about other cultures. i learn Chinese and how to be a better leader. supervised people wit similar goals have not found one yet i learn something new everyday
University of Manitoba, offers good salary and benefits. All employees (full time or under contract for 1yr or more) are entitled to 3weeks vacation. They encouraged employees to study for upgrade that will help employees develop their skills.
Architectural Technologist and Designer (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – June 19, 2014
Working mostly on renovations (Laboratories, Classrooms, Reception Desks, Offices) • Obtain and assemble data to complete architectural designs, visiting job sites to compile measurements as necessary • Lay out and plan interior room arrangements for commercial buildings, using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment and software • Prepare cost estimates, contracts, bidding documents and technical reports for specific projects • Preparing interior design schedules and furniture layouts • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models