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Results of the PhD Graduate Project

May 14, 2019 — 

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is excited to share the results of the PhD Graduate Project, which was conducted over a six-month period in the latter half of 2018. The project employed searches of open-access data sources, such as official university, company, and social media websites to determine the current and/or first employment status of University of Manitoba graduates as of 2018. Included were PhDs who graduated between 2008 and 2017, in all disciplines.

During this period, 1329 students graduated with a PhD. Among these:
• 590 Female (20 in Humanities; 215 in Life Sciences; 96 in physical Sciences; 251 in Social Sciences)
• 739 Male (21 in Humanities; 209 in Life Sciences; 376 in physical Sciences; 131 in Social Sciences)
• Canadian citizens = 642 (47.8%)
• International = 383 (28.7%)
• Permanent Resident = 288 (21.6%)
• First Nations = 8 (0.5%)
• Metis = 8 (0.5%)

Employment information obtained for 80% of these PhD graduates revealed that:
• Graduates are employed in 50 different countries with 80% in Canada and 10% in the US
• 53.4% employed in the Post-Secondary sector (with 46.2% of those working in tenure-track positions)
• 21.1% working in the Public sector (e.g., education, government, health services, publicly-traded companies [e.g., Google, Facebook])
• 18.6% employed in the Private sector (e.g., finance, biotechnology, engineering, environment, industry, management)
• 3.0% at work in the Charitable sector (e.g., animal welfare, arts & culture, community development, public policy, social services)
• 2.9% working in the Private sector (counselling, consulting, independent business)

Full results can be found at :…graduate-project/

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