Paid Research Assistant (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – January 16, 2014
As a paid research assistant and full time honours student, I would work in the lab (as a research assistant) after class and on weekends. Although it was hectic, the graduate students I worked under were very knowledgeable and I learned a great deal.
I really enjoyed collaborating with other students on projects, but also enjoyed the responsibility – more... and independence. Once tasks were delegated, I was free to do my own work and ask questions when necessary. The other undergraduate students (co-workers) were wonderful passionate people with a drive to succeed. I really never had any issues with anyone that I worked with in the lab.
I would say the most difficult part of the job was sometimes too much independence. Without any training I would be tossed into a situation and be expected to figure it out (which can be stressful). However, from such experiences, I learned how resourceful I can be and became a more competent and capable individual because of it.
Overall, I would say the most enjoyable part of the job ended up being the required growth and responsibility that was given to me. I learned a lot about adapting, problem solving and thinking critically which I consider very valuable lessons. Other than that, it was the people; when you work in an environment in which people respect you and trust you to get things done, you are motivated to do the best you can. – less
Information Technologist 3 (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – December 12, 2013
Pros: great people, important work
Cons: very bureaucratic
Overall working at the University of Manitoba is a good experience. The staff are generally friendly and the students are eager to learn. The employees have good benefits and the vacation allowance for the year is generous.
The university's bureaucracy is a bit stifling. Paperwork is often done on paper, but there has been a push to move to computers – more... over the last few years in items that affect payroll and HR.
Salaries for many positions are good, but are low in the IT field. – less
Lecturer (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MB – October 1, 2013
Pros: participated and presented papers in forums
Cons: distraction during working hours
teaching, enjoy collaborative work in students' projects. Researching in Educational Gaming Design and ICT integration in Education. the hardest part of my job is when i am late with some tasks. I enjoy completing any software development assignment.
PhD student (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MB – July 14, 2013
I work in the lab from 8 am to 5pm everyday. I learned how to think in scientific way and how to design experiment. Besides the scientific skills I learned, I also learned how to present my works in front of other researches and how to communicate with my supervisor and co-workers. My supervisor and co-workers are all very helpful. They not only teach – more... me some technologies, but also give me some good advise of my project. The hardest part of the job is experiments not always go well, and sometimes I just cannot get the results I expected. However, I like those challenges and enjoy the efforts i put for reach my objective everyday. – less
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – December 6, 2012
Pros: on campus location
Cons: had to work overtime without getting paid for it
It was a wonderful experience as I worked on a topic related to aging. The supervisor was very helpful and I learnt various laboratory skills. The hardest part of the job was to perform assays using outdated devices. The most enjoyable part of the job was to meet the world renowned scientists and learn about their ongoing research. The management was – more... very good except the replacement of the damaged devices always took very long. – less
The University of Manitoba was a great work place for my entire career
Manager (Retired) (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – October 30, 2012
Pros: i was fortunate to work at the university and have a long careeer n that area.
Cons: very busy environment and could be stressful meeting deadlines.
Very busy environment, and required the ability to be organized and remain in direct contact with all staff and the University community. I was fortunate to have staff who were reliable, and willing to assist in creating a positive work place. The most difficult aspect of this position was maintaining a high level of job completions, as it was very – more... busy at all times. Keeping on top of deadlines, and being productive was satisfying. – less
Research on available cadmium in soils received different levels of P-fertilizers
Research assistant (Current Employee), Department of Soil Science – August 17, 2012
I start my work at 8:30 Am at Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba and based on my lab works it continues even after 4:30 Pm. My work environment is very friendly. My work is a very good experience for me because I do think I am working on a project directly dealing with environmental and agricultural problems. In the Department every – more... thing is based on a very well organized schedule. My boss and coworkers are so helpful in need. The hardest part of my job is to work with very dangerous materials such as strong acids and poisonous chemicals that need to be handled very carefully. However, working with knowledgeable professors and other staff make me happy and energetic during my work hours. – less
technician (Former Employee), winnipeg manitoba – August 2, 2012
Pros: good place to look for an experience
good place to work , and i could say best place to learned .. the best training for my career , but this is just a placement job , if the department has no budget no work , no money , this is just a good place to look a working experience , ,
Cons: high volumes of work with very tight deadlines
The University of Manitoba provided a good work environment that fostered relationships with both Co-Workers as well as with Students. A typical day at work involved grading different test, and assignments as given by the instructor. Providing comments and entering grades in the appropriate grading system. Consulting with instructors from time to time – more... to discuss course grades.
The most difficult part of the job was the sometimes high volumes of work with very tight deadlines.
The most enjoyable part of the job, was providing feedback to Students to aid them in achieving success. – less