McMaster named one of Hamilton-Niagara’s top employers

McMaster faculty in a collage of images

Clockwise from top: Employees from McMaster's Office of Community Engagement with President David Farrar, attendees at a McMaster Global educational symposium and employees at a staff and faculty appreciation summer barbeque (Photos by Georgia Kirkos/McMaster University)

For the ninth year in a row, McMaster University has proudly secured a position on Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers list.

“This achievement is so important to us as we continue to strengthen our community, create meaningful opportunities and enrich people’s connections,” says Melanie Garaffa, Associate Director, Talent, Equity and Development at McMaster.

Interactive events such as the annual Pull4Mac McMaster bus pull and the annual McMaster Children’s Party in December help “build trust, respect, inclusivity and teamwork,” she says. “And they strengthen relationships.”

That’s crucial because “the diverse perspectives, skills and strengths of our people are our greatest asset,” says Barrington Walker, McMaster’s Vice-Provost, Equity and Inclusion.

“It truly is a community at McMaster, and we have a collective responsibility to work together to build a positive environment, where everyone feels valued, respected and included.”

As one of the area’s top employers, McMaster currently employs 18,000 faculty, researchers, staff and students, in a variety of roles.

Employees can access a range of generous benefits and perks, including comprehensive health coverage, on-campus childcare, a tuition assistance and bursary program, flexible work arrangements and leadership development programming.

Read more here and learn more about what it’s like to work at McMaster.

Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers list is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in the Hamilton-Niagara area of Ontario that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Learn more about the editors’ Reasons for Selection for McMaster University.

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