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Amazing group of people with different backgrounds, in which learning never ends. A typical work day for me was setting up events and gathering information from the public in regards to learning more about clinical trials and research. Also provided information about our company to local stakeholders.
As a TA you can work part time 6 hours a week or full time 12 hours a week, experience will vary from course to course but most of the profs are really good to work with and make it easy for running labs/tutorials and the marking of assignments
I liked working for UBC. The jobs are union so the pay/benefits are good. Typically I would get into work and assess my first jobs and finish any that weren’t completed. Then I would continue to work in this fashion until the day’s end. Every day would be different, because I’d get interrupted many times a day by faculty who wanted me to do/edit/copy something else. I reported to the chairman of the department and had occasional meetings with him. I learned more and more confidence in my abilities. I was not responsible for managing anything other than my own workload. The workplace culture was very professional and results-oriented. I was expected to fully keep on top of my workload. The hardest part of the job was interacting with the chairman of the department, who was mercurial and had a bit of a temper. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting and interacting with the visiting professors.
A bit of a commute.
Research is the best form of work, as it can be done anytime and as much someone wants. Research starts difficult with reading papers but really interesting when the practical is done. Apart from that the professors are great to seek help to or ask any questions.
As an adjunct/visiting I cannot answer regarding benefits etc.. Overall a good supportive environment, diverse, and research focused. Supportive faculty, collegial atmosphere.
recognition of contributions you bring
Commute- but not UBC issue
Great working team at that time. Setting own hours and flexible time schedule makes it easy as part-time job while going to school. Doing research helps gaining experience when writing ones thesis.
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
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.
colourful colleagues and teaching experience
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BCPP at UBC is a provincial resource that provides care to patients who required specialized treatment for psychosis. I performed hands on care for individuals as per their needs. Some of the duties were frequent assessments, psychotherapy, administering medication, assisting with activities of daily life, running programs and helping clients be a part of their care plan by meeting their goals. .
Nice working people .We work as a time .They show you how the task is supposed to be done.They do not allow you to work if you do not understand the task.if you feel your health is at risk you are open to tell them
good working conditions
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
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