uOttawa: A top 25 employer in the region for the third year in a row

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The University of Ottawa is proud to be named as one of the National Capital Region's Top 25 Employers for the third 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, a bilingual, multicultural setting and a longstanding commitment to the community are just some of the advantages of working at uOttawa.

The University also has several programs in place to ensure the health and well-being of its employees, including the Healthy and Active Campus program, created to encourage staff members to actively participate in campus activities to improve their physical and mental health through fitness.

Allan Rock, president of the University of Ottawa, states, “At uOttawa, our human resources are our most valuable asset. It is great to come to work each day and be surrounded by such a dedicated, talented and diverse group of people. Being recognized in this way for the third year in a row is truly a reflection of the quality of those who work here. We are thankful for the daily efforts of our professors and support staff, for it is their contributions that make uOttawa such a fantastic place to work.”

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.

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