Research Associates at UBC will receive a 0.5% General Wage Increase (GWI) effective July 1, 2017. This is as in accordance with the mandate of the Provincial Government through the Public Sector Employers’ Council (PSEC). As a result of this increase the minimum salary for Research Associates increases to $55,258 effective July 1, 2017.
A reminder that compensation for Research Associates may only change as per mandated increases or if the initial offer letter contained language that specifically allowed for a salary increase upon reappointment. A reminder that the Research Associate offer letter templates is found on the Faculty Relations website and contains suggested language.
As we mentioned in our March newsletter the University was reviewing the tuition waiver benefit for Research Associates. After the consultation process, which included conducting a survey of Research Associates it was decided that the University would not move forward with the Tuition Waiver Benefit at this time.