February 02, 2011
UVic Named One Of BC's Top Employers In 2011
For the second year in a row, the University of Victoria is being recognized as one of BC’s top 100 employers by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
UVic’s “reasons for selection” include its commitment to providing employees with opportunities for work/life balance by offering alternative work options; supporting new parents with leave top-ups and an on-site day care; and encouraging employees’ ongoing development by providing education assistance. UVic’s retirement planning assistance, pension and benefit plans are also cited.
“As someone who is relatively new to the University of Victoria, I appreciate how the unique scope of UVic’s academic and research infrastructure creates a workplace unlike most others with venues for art, music, and theatre; facilities to engage in athletics, recreation and spiritually; and an abundance of calming green space,” says Kane Kilbey, UVic’s associate vice-president of human resources. “By putting people at the heart of our strategic plan, we have made it our priority to recruit and retain a diverse group of exceptionally talented people and to support them in reaching their highest potential.”
In 2010, in addition to being named one of BC’s top employers, UVic was named as one of Canada’s greenest employers. For details on UVic’s selection, visit http://www.eluta.ca/top-employer-university-of-victoria
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