St. Catharines university recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for 2023


Published November 29, 2022 at 12:44 pm

First, Niagara College announced they’d gotten the honour. Not long after, Niagara Health made the same announcement.

Now, it’s Brock University’s turns as they too have been recognized as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for 2023.  

The annual competition, now in its 16th year, honours organizations that demonstrate industry leadership in offering an exceptional place to work through progressive and forward-thinking programs.  

This is the fifth time Brock University with campuses in St. Catharines and Thorold has received the designation, having been selected in every year it has applied: 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022 and 2023. 

Brock President Lesley Rigg says the selection verifies the University’s reputation as a preferred place to work. 

“Even before coming to Brock, I had heard wonderful stories of the University’s community spirit and it being a top choice for employment in the region,” she says.

“Working in education is incredibly fulfilling, especially knowing the impact of collectively supporting student success and offering a transformational academic experience. Kudos to our fantastic faculty, staff and librarians for making Brock such an exceptional place to work.” 

Some of the reasons Brock was selected include its hybrid pension plan, flexible work arrangements, phased-in work options for faculty when nearing retirement and a dynamic work environment with key amenities such as diverse campus food options, an on-location childcare centre and an extensive fitness facility.

Brock was also commended for its dedication to employee health and wellness by regularly offering initiatives that address its workplace wellness framework, such as lunchtime wellness workshops, physical activity challenges and awareness campaigns during mental health week. 

We are proud to be recognized for our focus on health and well-being, which has expanded beyond the physical to include emotional, social, career, community and purpose,” says Jennifer Guarasci, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources.

“We strive to put our people first, which means doing what we can to nurture a positive, supportive and inclusive work environment.” 


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