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I had a good experience at UBC.

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Current Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Current Employee - Research Assistant in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

I have been working at University of British Columbia as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

Good health and dental benefits, thanks to the union. I get to work with extremely intelligent individuals and everyone is very inclusive.

Cons

The wages are academic wages, that is, low compared to some industrial wages. Also, union fees are just over the roof. In addition, funding is grant-based, so I feel job stability is minimal. There's little chance of promotion.

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You're doing a good job.

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    Casual interviews for graduate studies or undergradaute research assistant

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    Former Employee - PhD Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - PhD Student in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of British Columbia full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working in an academic field where the setting is a lot more casual than in the industry. Research positions offer a lot of freedom and supports from different mentors other than your direct supervisor.

    Cons

    Research funding cut from the government affected the salary for graduate students and research assistants. Lack of funding made scholarship very competitive.

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    Provide more research funding.

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    Residence Advisor

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    Former Employee - Residence Advisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Residence Advisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at University of British Columbia part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment, lots of support from both supervisors and team members alike, and good creative outlet

    Cons

    Hours can be time-consuming, and balancing a student-life can be challenging

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