Funding for Employee Development

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As part of the university’s commitment to an outstanding work environment, 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

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PD Fund Notices

Non-Union TRA Professional Development Fund: No longer accepting PD expense claims for the 2018-2019 fiscal year

posted January 10, 2019

As of January 10, 2019, the PD Fund for Non-Union Technicians and Research Assistants (TRAs) is no longer accepting PD expense claims for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.  Please see the Non-Union TRA PD Fund webpage for further details.

Non-Union TRA Professional Development Fund: Limited Funding Available for the remainder of 2018-2019 Fiscal year

posted January 8, 2019

As of January 8, 2019, the PD Fund for Non-Union Technicians and Research Assistants (TRAs) has a remaining balance of approximately $10,000.  This limited availability of funds for the final quarter of the fiscal year is due to a marked increase in PD Fund claim submissions from the staff this year. We anticipate that the limited remaining balance will run out within the next 2-5 business days. When this funding pool balance reaches zero, all non-union TRA staff individual balances will expire and no further PD expense claims will be accepted or processed for the current fund year. Please see the Non-Union TRA PD Fund webpage for further details.

Please note that all other UBC employee group based PD Funds are not impacted by this situation at this time.

 

New Year for Staff PD Funds: April 1, 2018- March 31, 2019

posted April 3, 2018

As of April 1, 2018, professional development funds for the following employee groups became available for the 2018-2019 fund year. Please review your applicable fund guidelines prior to claim submission.

  • M&P (AAPS): $550
  • Service Unit Directors / Excluded M&P (non-AAPS): $1,500
  • CUPE 2950: $1,400
  • Executive Administrative: $1,500
  • CUPE 116: $1,000
  • Non-Union Technicians & Research Assistants: $1,000
  • BCGEU Okanagan: $1,200 Regular; $600 Auxiliary

New Funding Cycle Begins for Research Associates: April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2020

posted April 3, 2018

As of April 1, 2018, professional development funds for Research Associates became available for the 2018-2020 funding cycle. Please review your applicable fund guidelines prior to claim submission.

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 Extended Learning and approved Sauder School of Business Continuing Business Studies non-credit courses and certificate programs. Visit the Tuition Waivers page to view details for your employee group.