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UM Awarded on the Forbes Canada’s Best Employers 2022 List

January 31, 2022 — 

The University of Manitoba has been awarded on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on January 25th, 2022 and can currently be viewed on the Forbes website.

The magazine explained its methodology by noting: “Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista to compile our annual list of Canada’s Best Employers by surveying more than 10,000 Canadians working for businesses with at least 500 employees. Participants were asked to rate their willingness to recommend their own employers to friends and family and to nominate organizations other than their own.”

Naomi Andrew, UM Vice-President (Administration), says, “I am pleased that UM has been rated so highly by our employees. With its top benefits, world-class facilities and a community that inspires, UM attracts faculty, staff and students from around the globe. We have a vibrant and forward-thinking working and learning environment that encourages collaboration, connection, growth and discovery.”

She adds: “UM changes our world for the better. As Manitoba’s largest and only research-intensive university, we drive discovery and inspire new ways of thinking and doing. We support Indigenous achievement; we forge unexpected connections and work together to build a diverse and inclusive community. And UM has just appointed an Executive Lead (Equity, Diversity and Inclusion), who will provide overall leadership of the university’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives, and ensure we continually question our systems and processes in an effort to eradicate all systemic inequities and biases.”

Other Manitoba entries on the list of 300 Top Employers in Canada were: #43 Princess Auto; #44 Shared Health; #49 CanadaLife; #78 Boeing; #99 Wawanesa; #105 Maple Leaf Construction; #113 Manitoba Hydro; #166 St. Boniface Hospital; #215 MPI; and #278 Bison Transport.


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