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Teaching Assistant of Economics (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 2, 2013
• Offered lectures and office hours for bachelor students with topics in introduction of macroeconomics and microeconomics
• Assisted professors with writing exam questions, marking exams and assignments
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University of Toronto
Web Camp Leader (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 1, 2013
Pros: great people
Cons: downtown commute
My Alma Matter. It was very rewarding to work with the great team at U of T in their summer web camp. Saw a wide range of different challenges and abilities.
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A workplace that has nice co-workers
Caretaker (Current Employee), Mississauga, ONSeptember 12, 2013
Pros: union, benefits, job security, hourly wage
Cons: night shift hours
A typical day at work would include cleaning washrooms, emptying out garbage bins , cleaning offices , vacuuming , wiping down tables. I have learned in the 9 years I have been at the University that unfortunately some management that work there treat their employees like they are uneducated and beneath them. I believe that management should be boosting – more... their workers morale instead of crushing it. The hardest part of my job would have to be the hours, I work Sun-Thurs from 11:00pm-7:30am so it's tough to have a normal life. I would much rather prefer morning shifts then nights shifts. The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting new people and getting to hear all their stories and past experiences in life. – less
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Great place for researcher
Research Assistant (Current Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 22, 2013
The project I've been working on is exciting. Usually I design my own devices and experiments to solve problem. I also order all the stuffs I need for my project, including materials, equipments etc. I've learned lots of thing from my co-workers who are dedicated to their researches. They are smart and hard-working people. The hardest part of the job – more... is how to apply my knowledge to real life problems. There are two things in my job I feel the most enjoyable: (1) concept design (2) device prototyping. I really enjoy bringing my idea into the real world. If my deice can be used by others, I will be very very proud of it. – less
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Great people
Map and Data Librarian (Former Employee), Toronto, ONAugust 7, 2013
The job was challenging, but provided and excellent opportunity to learn new skills (i.e. programming and a wide variety of data mining techniques).
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Working with children is always a pleasure because they always keep you on your toes and find ways to make you laugh
Facilitator (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 26, 2013
Pros: free lunches, free field trips
Cons: men-tees graduating and leaving the program
I loved working with my men-tee , a typical day consist of picking them up from different schools via school bus then , dropping theM to the University of Toronto where we help them with home work, provide them with a meal and development workshops.
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FUN PLACE TO WORK
Chef (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 22, 2013
Pros: benifits
Cons: long hours
HAPPY DAY
LEARNED NEW THINGS
MANAGENENT WAS GOOD
CO WORKERS WERE GOOD
MY IMMEDIATE BOSS WAS MOST TIME NOT HAPPY
SEEING A GREAT JOB DONE WELL
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It is a great place for research and learning
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 8, 2013
Everyday I get to take on a new challenge in concrete materials research.
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A great way to enhance communication skills and the hours are flexible
Personal Trainer & Strength and Conditioning Coach (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJuly 2, 2013
A typical day at work would include training clients and providing group fitness classes. With that said, being a Mississauga Aquatics Strength Coach, I also have to deal with groups of professional swimmers to provide for their training sessions to assist in their competitive swimming. I learned to cooperate with fellow trainers in an athletic environment – more... under an organized management. I also learned how to deal with customer-raised issues towards the athletic facility. To be honest, I enjoy working a lot and being part of the university's athletic institution. – less
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Great place for diversity
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee), Toronto, ONJune 28, 2013
As a unionized employee, I have secure pay and good health benefits. It's a good place to work at.
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Good learning experience
Team Member - MIE491 Capstone Design Course (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJune 20, 2013
A typical day working on projects at the University of Toronto would involve a great deal of commitment (including late nighters and early mornings) as well as learning overall. My undergraduate experience has taught me quite a bit in terms of good work ethic and technical expertise in my areas of specialization. I would say that the most rewarding – more... part of this experience was the network of people that one gains after working on multiple projects with many talented people of different technical backgrounds. – less
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Extremely competitive work environment
Ph.D. Candidate (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJune 6, 2013
Pros: great research work
Cons: highly competitive
- Extremely competitive work environment
- No personnel support
- Limited resources
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Highest paying university in Canada
Timetabling Officer (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONMay 29, 2013
Very politically correct environment as in most post secondary environments.
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Interactive and diverse workplace
President of UTSC Pre-Law Society (Former Employee), Scarborough, ONMay 9, 2013
UTSC Pre-Law Society is a student club at University of Toronto, with the mandate of helping out those interested in going to law school.

As the President, I oversee all Pre-Law events and operations. A typical shift would usually involve me hosting a meeting between executives to make decisions on events, guest speakers, supplies, budget, and other – more... important decisions. I'd then list out the tasks that need to be fulfilled and assign them to each executive. Since I did all the marketing, usually after that I'd advertise our events and the club via a mass email, facebook, twitter, and our school's website (intranet). When needed, I'd read resume, interview, and hire executives.

The hardest part of the job is motivating executives, as many tasks are rather boring and tedious. However, I achieved this by instilling a sense of teamwork within executives, and by rewarding executives with events like "executive appreciation night", where all the executives go to dinner together. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing everything come together at events, and see how much we benefited pre-law students.

I learned how to be a leader who needs to be both authoritative but also friendly with executives, and with pre-law members. I also learned how to interact with various school departments to get the job done. – less
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The beuty of nature just wants us to be alive
Hart House A/P Clerk (Accpac (Former Employee), Toronto, ONMay 2, 2013
Co-workers students were all helpful in many ways.It was enjoyable every day.
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fun place to be in
Research Team Leader (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 30, 2013
I learned a lot from my school, i met great people and got good results
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A great place to work
Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 27, 2013
I enjoyed my work as an internship at the Faculty. All the people there are friendly and helpful.
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Office Assistant
Office Assistant (Temporary) (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 24, 2013
- Telephone answering, customer service, student queries and conference room bookings
- Sorted and distributed mail, faxes, and redirected mail to appropriate persons
- Assisted Administrative Officer with cataloging files, organizing filing system
- Sorting, recording, labeling and filing extensive and complex files
- Faxed, printed, photocopied, filed – more... and scanned – less
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Public job
Software Developer (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 18, 2013
Good place to work, public sector job, comfortable, exciting and fun
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Diverse workplace
Special Projects/Contracts (Former Employee), Toronto, ONApril 16, 2013
Pros: open learning environment
Cons: lacking investment in i.t. & adequate office equipment and applications, sometimes poor transmission of peer institutional knowledge, lacking project management supports.
U of T represents the dynamism and cultural landscape of the city very well.

About University of Toronto

The University of Toronto (U of T, UToronto, or simply Toronto) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated – Read more