Université de Saint-Boniface ranks among Manitoba's Top 25 Employers for the third consecutive year

Winnipeg, November 19, 2012 –Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) has been named one of Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers for the third year in a row. The results of the annual ranking were unveiled in a supplement to the Winnipeg Free Press on Saturday, November 17, 2012. In its decision, the panel of experts cited the combination of USB’s benefits, professional development opportunities and flexible work schedules, which favour a work-life balance.

USB President Raymonde Gagné shared the award with the entire staff and faculty. ”It takes the entire USB community to create an exceptional workplace like ours", she said. “I wish to extend my sincere congratulations and warmest thanks to each and every member of our team who all contribute to an atmosphere that is professional, warm and collaborative. If our university is able to offer a personalized approach to our students, it is, in great part, thanks to our unique work culture.”

University = Community

Close ties with the community are an integral part of what make USB a unique workplace. “We have a strong history of collaborating with community partners, and the community is actively engaged in our development,” Gagné said. “It’s stimulating to see this connection to the community in which we work, learn and live.”

In the Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers 2013 supplement, the President also extolled the generosity of USB staff, a concrete measure of the university’s engagement in the community at large. “Our staff has a strong sense of community,” continued the President. “We see them organizing fundraising events for causes such as cancer research, the United Way and various development projects in developing countries. This is a great source of pride for our institution and for everyone at USB.”

Faculty and staff are also very generous towards the university and its students. In 1997-98, the first internal fundraising drive for student scholarships and bursaries raised $20,400. In 20112-12, close to 70% of staff donated a total of $77,497.

Employee commitment to USB is also evident by its low staff turnover. Fifty per cent of regular full-time staff have 10 or more years of service, while 10 per cent have over 25 years of service.

A Ringing Endorsement

Manitoba’s Top 25 employers competition was established by Mediacorp Canada Inc., based in Toronto. A blue-ribbon academic advisory board oversees the selection criteria for each year's competition. The distinguished panel members, drawn from universities across Canada, have each written or edited a major human resources textbook in Canada. (Source: canadastop100.com)

For the next twelve months, USB is free to use the Top 25 Employers logo in its advertising. The institution will also benefit from added visibility on eluta.ca, a job search website. Visit www.eluta.ca/top-employer-universite-de-saint-boniface to find out more about the staff benefits offered at USB.

 

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