Funding for Employee Development


As part of the University’s commitment to an outstanding work environment, as outlined in Place and Promise, UBC’s strategic plan, we seek to provide our faculty and staff with improved access to professional development opportunities. UBC Human Resources administers professional development funds for several employee groups at UBC.

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Professional Development Funding



New Professional Development Fund for Service Unit Directors and Excluded M&P Staff

posted April 7, 2017

We are pleased to share that UBC has established a new Professional Development Fund for Service Unit Directors and Excluded Management and Professional staff (excluded from AAPS) effective April 1, 2017.

This new financial resource is intended to complement staff development initiatives already in place within units or departments and will provide more opportunity for Service Unit Directors and Excluded M&P staff to identify their professional development needs, increase skills, and actively navigate their careers at UBC.

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New Year for Staff PD Funds:  April 1, 2017- March 31, 2018

posted April 5, 2017

As of April 1, 2017,  professional development funds for the following employee groups became available for the 2017-2018 fund year. The maximum yearly claim amount for some employee group funds have been adjusted for the current fund year. Please review your applicable fund guidelines prior to claim submission.

  • M&P (AAPS): $550
  • CUPE 2950 – JSTP: $1,400
  • Executive Administrative: $1,500
  • CUPE 116: $1,000
  • Non-Union TRA: $1,000
  • BCGEU Okanagan: $1,200 Regular; $600 Auxiliary

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Tuition Waivers

The UBC Tuition Fee Waiver provides eligible UBC staff and faculty with tuition assistance for approved UBC undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as non-credit courses offered through UBC Continuing Studies. Visit the Tuition Waivers page to view details for your employee group.