McGill Named to Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Most Admired Corporate Culture lists


McGill University has been named one of “Canada’s Top 100 Employers” for 2012, marking the fourth consecutive year that it has been included in this select group.

Separately, the University also has been named a regional winner in the “Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures of 2011” program, which recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

The Canada's Top 100 Employers project, now in its 13th year, is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees. The 2012 winners were selected from more than 2,000 applicants, following a detailed review of their operations and human-resource practices.

The competition focuses on eight key areas: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

McGill on Wednesday was named a Special Category Regional Award winner for the Broader Public Sector (Top Five) in Quebec and Atlantic Canada by Waterstone Human Capital, the executive search firm that founded the Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures program.

“We are gratified to be included once again in the list of leading Canadian employers, and to be recognized for the quality of our institutional culture,” said Michael Di Grappa, the University's Vice-Principal (Administration and Finance).

Lynne B. Gervais, Associate Vice-Principal, Human Resources, added that “McGill strives to help its employees develop their skills while achieving a healthy balance in their work and personal lives. Those efforts are reflected in these and other surveys.”

These latest awards follow last month’s announcement that McGill was ranked third in a survey of Canada's most attractive employers by Randstad Canada.

About McGill University

Founded in Montreal, Que., in 1821, McGill is Canada’s leading post-secondary institution. It has two campuses, 11 faculties, 11 professional schools, 300 programs of study and more than 36,000 students, including 8,300 graduate students. McGill attracts students from over 150 countries around the world, with more than 7,200 international students making up 20 per cent of the student body. Almost half of McGill students claim a first language other than English, including more than 6,200 francophones.

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