Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 26 September 2018
Working at the UBC provides endless opportunity to be innovative in your work. The work-life balance can be easily achieved. Innovative and fun projects that keeps you engaged with new technology and advancements.
Exciting projects on real world applications
You need to be innovative and daring to try out new things
University Lecturer (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 26 September 2018
I worked as a sessional lecturer. Very hard work for secretarial wages--disappointing after finishing my Ph.D., but I learned a lot about university life from the inside, and how a department should be run.
Graduate Advisor/Recruiter (Current Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 14 September 2018
Nice place to work at, especially if you work in a team. The pay is good and people around you are good. Benefits are amazing too, the only thing that is a con is the Kelowna campus which is great but it is based in between no where.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 2 August 2018
Working as a student, staff is very understanding of "education comes first". The work environment is fun and friendly. Not hierarchical, everyone is on a horizontal playing field. Location is not the best if you do not live in this area. Lots of opportunity to grow within the department and/or university.
Flexible hours, lots of resources, many food and activities in walking distance, safe
Minimal benefits, location, complicated union system
Research Associate (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 19 July 2018
This may vary greatly depending on the department or even your supervisor. I have a research role - this review certainly The job is certainly very interesting and engaging with the opportunity to work with brilliant colleagues and students. In my particular case I have a good deal of freedom to define the problems I work on and to continue learning new things. On the flip side I get very limited amount of professional support. Career advancement opportunities are bleak. Physical space is really not great
decent freedom to pursue academic interests, talented collaborators
inadequate career advancement opportunities, low pay, bad physical working environment
Posdoctoral Research Fellow (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 28 June 2018
I had the opportunity to work in a competitive research environment in the field o molecular microbiology. It was highly productive. I had access to all necessary equipment to carry out my research topics.
Teacher’s Assistant (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 24 May 2018
I taught vector graphics in a first year course.
I would start by arriving early to set up the lab, make sure the chairs where in the right spot and the the computers worked. I'd explain what that days lab work was and how to do it for the first ten to twenty minutes then assist students individually with their labs for the next forty minutes. I'd then set the room up and do it again for the next class.
On Wednesdays we (myself and the other TA) would meet with the professor to determine how the class is progressing and decide what the next lab session should comprise of.
I could grade assignments when desired aslong as they were completed befor the next lab.
Plans and criteria for labs would be changed without being informed.
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 14 May 2018
I loved working at UBCO as a research assistant. I learned a great deal on how to research, transcribe and self-discipline. I couldn't have asked for a better part time position to work at while I was still in school
Research Assistant (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 1 May 2018
It is difficult to write an effective review of my experiences as a PhD student at UBC as the most important aspects of a grad student's career varies depending on field of research and the supervisor. Make sure to thoroughly research research your lab and graduate adviser before accepting any offers!
Aside from that, UBC is a great place: beautiful campus, delightful staff and students, and a great work/life balance. There are numerous funding opportunities for both local and international students. The work atmosphere is definitely more collaborative than competitive.