UBC named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2020

People and Places | Strategy 1: Great People
Theme: Collaboration

UBC is one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2020, for the eighth consecutive year. This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best workplaces and programs for young people starting their careers.

Here are some of the reasons why UBC was selected:

  • UBC manages a community leadership program to help aspiring leaders explore leadership concepts through a series of interactive workshops and experiential learning — participants can practice their skills by leading a group of undergraduate students through a three-day community service learning project during UBC’s Reading Week break in February, either at school or at a non-profit organization
  • UBC launched a new Red Seal culinary apprenticeship program, which enables chefs to earn their certification while immersed in a full range of culinary experiences at the university
  • UBC established a Postdoctoral Fellows Office, which acts as a resource to help postdocs expand their professional skills – the Office offers semi-annual orientation sessions for incoming postdocs and created professional development workshops on topics such as time management, project management and grant writing

This award highlights some of the outstanding work being done at UBC in support of the Strategic Plan and Strategy 1: Great People.

Please visit the Focus on People 2025 site to read more about UBC as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People in 2020.