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 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.
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 The hardest part of the job was to perform assays using outdated devices.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 very good except the replacement of the damaged devices always took very long.
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 busy at all times. Keeping on top of deadlines, and being productive was satisfying.
Participation in esteemed research into teaching Autistic people appreciated
Research Subject (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MB – August 23, 2012
Cons: lots of work for little compensation and no clear career connection
Participation in the honorarium research subject position engages me in the educational side of life for those who are developmentally challenged. From a career development point of view it helps me to acknowledge that everybody is coming from their own set of abilities and limitations.
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 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.
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 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.
Lots of fun and dedication, plants are like babies
Student assistant (Current Employee), Winnipeg – February 4, 2012
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: can only work between 8:20-4:30
Working for the university has many benefits. These include flexible hours and a boss who understands the hectic life of a student. I am responsible for bringing plants wheat from embryo stage to full maturity and then harvesting the seeds to be used by the plant genetic researchers. It is quite rewarding.