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Leaves & Vacations

​Find information regarding leaves and vacations for faculty members.

​Leaves  

All Faculty  

All faculty members, regardless of rank, may be eligible for various types of paid or unpaid leaves of absence, including:

  • Sick Leave
  • Maternity, Parental and Adoption Leave
  • General Leave
  • Jury Duty or Court Witness Leave
  • Compassionate Care Leave

Faculty Members in the Faculty Association: 

Under the Collective Agreement, faculty association members may be eligible for additional pay arrangements or types of paid or unpaid leaves of absence, including:

  • Sick Leave
  • Maternity, Parental and Adoption Leave
  • General Leave
  • Leave in Special Circumstances
  • Leave to Take Political Office
  • Leave for Improving Basic Qualifications
  • Study Leave/Sabbatical
  • Leave at the request of the University

For detailed information regarding your eligibility for leaves of absence, please consult the Collective Agreement between the University and the Faculty Association.

Post-doctoral Fellows:

If you are a Postdoctoral Fellow you may be eligible for various types of paid or unpaid leaves of absence. Please refer to the Handbook (pdf) for more information.

Vacations

Entitlement for Faculty

For most faculty members at UBC, vacation entitlements are arranged informally between the individual faculty member and their Department Head or Director. As a guideline, there is a general understanding that faculty members are afforded one month of paid annual vacation leave each year. Individuals must take any holidays to which they are entitled within the contract period or prior to any other agreed termination date.

Research Associates and Postdoctoral Fellows

Vacation entitlement is subject to negotiation with the supervisor and/or Department Head but is at minimum two weeks per year with salary and benefits. Individuals must take any holidays to which they are entitled within the contract period or prior to any other agreed termination date.

Refer to Faculty Relations website for information.  ​

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