Learn about honoraria eligibility and tax implications.


If you are a faculty member with salary*, you may receive honoraria payments for the following activities:

Teaching Overload

  • There is no salary scale for overload teaching and the honorarium would be negotiated between you and the head of your academic unit.


  • You are allowed to receive research honoraria provided that the total of all honoraria paid to you from all sources (contracts, grants, etc.) does not exceed 1/6th of your salary during the academic year (July 1 to June 30) unless previously approved by the Provost, as per UBC Policy 87: Research.

Additional Administrative Duties

  • You may receive an honoraium for additional administrative duties above and beyond your normal service expectations.
  • There is no salary scale for additional administrative duties and the honorarium would be negotiated between you and your head of the academic unit.
  • EXCEPTION: If you are appointed to the rank of Head or Director of an academic unit or to the rank of Associate Dean in a Faculty, you would receive an administr​ative stipend.


All honoraria are subject to the approval of the head of the academic unit and Dean (Dean’s signature only in non-departmentalized Faculties). Payments to joint appointees must be signed by both Heads & Dean(s).  Payments to faculty members outside of the unit must also be signed by at least the other Dean’s Office. 

Benefits and Tax Implications

Honoraria are taxable (including income tax, CPP, EI and WCB) but do not attract pension or benefits at UBC.