We’re pleased to announce that your benefits committee has just voted to increase the Unit 3 (Postdoc) Professional Development Fund entitlement from $150 per academic year to $300 per academic year. The fund remains limited to conference participation, professional association fees, and academic books. More information about the fund is available by clicking here. The application deadline is rolling, so you can submit an application whenever you wish. All currently submitted applications have already factored in this increase. While we cannot retroactively add to previously approved submissions, Postdocs will still have $300 per academic year and can use the remainder of this balance to make another submission.
We also wanted to remind you that your benefits committee had previously increased the Health Care Spending Account from $125 per academic year to $250 per academic year (subject to the availability of funds). This account will cover any health-care related expense approved by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and can be used to supplement items/services not fully covered by your SunLife plan, or items that are not covered at all by the Sun Life Plan. More information about this fund, including the application form, are available by clicking here.