Mostly spent in a greenhouse working for a graduate student to assist with a project. Also worked outdoors for another graduate student using mine tailings. The hardest part of the job was being in a greenhouse for a long time and putting up with hot temperatures. Learned a lot about real life academic projects.
Working at University of Manitoba as a post-doctoral fellow is like entering a sand dune. You just get sucked in without any hope of getting a permanent full-time position anywhere. The University has no program in place that can facilitate intake of trained personnel leading to brain drain.
Staff benefits are one of the best in industry. Good work-life balance
Social Work Field Student (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 9 February 2018
While working at the Student Counselling Centre, I developed basic counselling and assessment skills, documentation skills, problem solving, and goal setting skills. All of these skills have been transferable to my subsequent working opportunities. Working at the Student Counselling Centre exposed me to what it is like to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.
The typical day was any but. Never knew what could come in the door. Always faced with new things to learn/research. Politics can hinder any growth and change or improvement are slow. Great work life balance. Great benefits.
Loved my time at the UofM. Was not an official position, rather a student lead initiative therefore there is not much more to add here. Indeed would like me to add at least 150 characters to move forward.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 17 January 2018
U.M.A.T.T. is a great opportunity to build skills that are involved in the field of engineering. While on the team, I was able to learn the basics of Solid Works as well as gain experience in using the industrial band saw and drill press.
With flexible hours and the convenience of being located on campus, the Writing Tutor Program is a great job for University of Manitoba students. Get paid $15/hour but note that this is only a part time position. If you enjoy writing and find teaching rewarding, this is the job for you.
System Administrator (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 27 November 2017
It's a post secondary institution. There isn't a ton to say. They have good hours and it's a decent place to work. But it's hard to count on having a job at the end of the day and they really really really like sticking people on terms. I spent almost my entire time there on multiple terms.