Funding is available to support the professional development of Non-Union Technicians and Research Assistants (TRA) at UBC. For the purposes of this funding program “professional development” is defined as those activities that enhance the knowledge, performance or career progression of an employee’s work at the University.
Claim Submission Update:
Updated March 31, 2020
Current Funding Year: 2020-21 (April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021)
Maximum Yearly Claim Amount: The maximum claim amount for eligible staff is $1,000 for the current funding year (this is an increase from the $800 2019-20 maximum amount). This maximum amount is prorated if you work less than 20 hours per week.
Status of TRA PD Fund: Opens April 1, 2020. Due to COVID-19, claims will be temporarily accepted by email until further notice. Please see notice below.
You can access funding for your professional development activities regardless of the fiscal or calendar year they take place. Receipts must be submitted within 60 days of purchase to be eligible for reimbursement.
Previous Funding Year: The 2019-20 funding year ended on March 31, 2020 and all individual balances have expired for this previous funding year.
If you have recently made a submission to the fund, you can monitor the status of your claim through the Faculty & Staff Self-Service portal. Claim details are provided via the “Staff PD” tab .