UVic named 2023 top employer

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For the second year in a row, the University of Victoria has been named one of BC’s top employers, recognizing its role as an industry leader in offering an exceptional place to work.

The competition recognizes the top 100+ employers in each province or region. UVic was among seven universities in BC to be honoured.

We are proud to be recognized as a top employer again this year, and of UVic’s commitment to people, places and the planet. Thank you to our talented and dedicated employees who work tirelessly to support our students, faculty, staff and community. Their energy and efforts help make UVic a great place to work."

—AVP Human Resources, Kane Kilbey

 The university was selected for a range of staff supports, including:

  • Cultivating an inclusive, family-friendly culture with maternity and parental leave top-ups for new parents and the option for employees to extend their leave. UVic also supports working parents with onsite child care and flexible work arrangements.
  • Managing a comprehensive health and wellness strategy along with discounted memberships to the CARSA onsite fitness facility that features tennis, squash and badminton courts, a climbing centre, multi-purpose field house and sports therapy clinic—plus a range of specialized inclusive programs, including wheelchair sports, blind soccer, inclusive spin class, adapted climbing, inclusive dance, and adapted strength and conditioning classes.
  • Helping all employees confidently plan for the future with generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and access to free financial and retirement planning workshops.

BC’s Top Employers are chosen by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which also coordinates the annual competitions for Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Top Diversity Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers. UVic has been recognized as a Best Diversity Employer for 11 years in a row and seven times as a Greenest Employer.

UVic also placed 25th on Forbes’ 2023 Canada’s Best Employers list.


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Keywords: People Place Planet, administration, staff, community

People: Kane Kilbey

Publication: The Ring

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