uOttawa shines once again as one of the region's top 25 employers

Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The University of Ottawa is proud to announce that it has been named one of the National Capital Region's Top 25 Employers for the fourth consecutive year.

Located in the heart of the capital, the University of Ottawa offers a range of benefits that contribute to making it one of the region's best places to work. Free tuition for staff, spouses and dependants and a bilingual, multicultural setting are just some of the advantages of working at uOttawa. The university also has  a longstanding commitment to the community, reinforced by the Centre for Global and Community Engagement, which provides students and employees with volunteering opportunities to help those in need in countries such as Bolivia, Guatemala, Malawi, Nepal, Senegal and Vietnam.

“We are thrilled to be recognized once again with this tremendous honour. This award is a testament to the innovative and supportive environment at the university, and places us in good company among the city's very best employers,” says Allan Rock, president of the University of Ottawa.

The annual National Capital Region's Top 25 Employers competition is sponsored by Mediacorp Canada Inc. It recognizes employers that provide exceptional workplaces and offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs compared with other organizations in their field. The rigorous selection process is overseen by an advisory board that evaluates the organizations according to specific criteria.

To place in the Top 25, organizations must be leaders in their field in terms of physical workplace; work atmosphere and social life; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.


Néomie Duval
Media Relations Officer
University of Ottawa
613-562-5800 x2981
613-863-7221 (cell)

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