Death of a Faculty Member

For the purposes of this website, “Faculty” includes both members and non-members of the faculty bargaining unit, including Librarians and Program Directors in Continuing Studies.

Notice of Death

In the event of the death of any member of faculty (or staff), the Administrative Head of Unit is required to inform the President’s Office and the Ceremonies Office ( as soon as possible (Policy HR3 – Death Notices (formerly Policy #39)). The Head of Unit or the administrator should also contact Faculty Relations immediately.

Pension and Benefits

  1. For Active Faculty Members: Please refer to the information found on the Human Resources website.
  2. For Retired Faculty Members: Please refer to the Retirement and Survivor Benefits Program.

Faculty Pension Plan: Please refer to the UBC Faculty Pension Plan website for information on death benefits.

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