Kwantlen Polytechnic University named a B.C. Top Employer again

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B.C.'s Top Employer

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February 2, 2011

Kwantlen Polytechnic University named a B.C. Top Employer again

(METRO VANCOUVER, B.C.) For the fifth year in a row, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been recognized as a Top Employer in B.C. for 2011.

MediaCorp Canada annually recognizes British Columbia’s best places to work; Kwantlen has been selected as one of B.C.’s top organizations that lead their industry in attracting and retaining quality employees.

“We are immensely gratified that Kwantlen has once again been recognized as one of B.C.’s Top Employers,” says David W. Atkinson, president and vice-chancellor of Kwantlen. “Our change from a university college to a university results from the hard work of all those who work at Kwantlen, and who make it the special place it is.”

The selection of the B.C.’s Top Employers is based on performance in several areas, including: physical workplace; work and social atmosphere; vacation and time off; employee communications; training and skills development; and health, financial and family benefits.

“This award recognizes Kwantlen’s continued long-term commitment to foster a positive and supportive workplace and learning environment for its faculty and staff,” remarks Harry Gray, associate vice-president of human resource services at Kwantlen. “This commitment has helped the university recruit and retain top talent, whose collective efforts effectively support Kwantlen in providing first class post-secondary education in British Columbia. We are particularly pleased to achieve this recognition for the fifth time. We want to thank our faculty and staff for all their efforts in making Kwantlen an exceptional student-focused university.”

For over 29 years, Kwantlen has continued to grow and evolve as a progressive undergraduate university, educating more than 200,000 students to date. The Kwantlen community is comprised of many diverse professions, such as instructors, librarians, counsellors, facility and technology personnel, and front-line student service staff, all who make many positive contributions to students and their communities through teaching, support services, volunteerism and community engagement.


For more information about this story, contact:
Harry Gray
Associate Vice-President, Human Resource Services
Tel: 604.599.2066


For more information about Kwantlen, contact:
Joanne Saunders
Director, Marketing and Communications
Tel: 604.599.2243