Brock named one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for sixth time

Brock University has been named one of the Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for 2024.

Having been selected in every year it has applied, this is the sixth time and fourth consecutive year that Brock has been recognized in the annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, which is now in its 16th year.

The designation recognizes organizations in the Hamilton-Niagara area that lead their industries in providing exceptional places to work.

The 2024 winners were announced in a feature published Thursday, Nov. 23 by The Hamilton Spectator.

Brock President and Vice-Chancellor Lesley Rigg says the designation is validation of Brock’s reputation as an exceptional place to work.

“Brock’s community spirit, opportunities for growth and shared sense of purpose make it a fulfilling place to work,” she says. “We are able to offer a world-class educational experience because we are able to attract outstanding faculty, staff and librarians who are dedicated to supporting student success.”

Employers were evaluated against other organizations in their field on eight criteria: workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

“We are proud to once again be recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for 2024,” says Amanda Villella, Acting Associate Vice-President, People and Culture. “To Brock, this award is about acknowledging the great work we have already done to foster a work culture where our people feel valued and included. The award also reminds us that we must continuously strive towards new and innovative ways to meet the diverse needs of our people.”

Some of the reasons Brock was selected include its flexible work options; tuition subsidies and range of in-house professional development opportunities; hybrid pension plan, which includes a defined benefit pension; phased-in work options for faculty members nearing retirement; and support for employee health and well-being through subsidized memberships to a fitness and recreation facility that offers classes, a swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts and recreational drop-in badminton, basketball, volleyball and more.

Brock University offers unique career opportunities in teaching, research, administration, student support services and leadership. Current career opportunities can be found at

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