Volunteer Language Exchange Program (Current Employee), ICS – October 28, 2014
Pros: i have interculturaly relations
Cons: i have less free time
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
Office Assistant (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MB – July 12, 2014
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
Pros: good pay
Cons: no structure
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, – more... 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 – less
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.
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