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Unit 3 is comprised of Postdoctoral Fellows employed at McMaster. Postdoctoral Fellows are considered FULL TIME employees of the university (working 35 hrs. per week, consistent with the university’s definition of full-time work).

Unit 3 members have access to a variety of benefits including the Dental Plan, Postdoctoral Fellow Support Fund, and in some cases the benefits plan provided through Sun Life (see below for details).

All Unit 3 members are eligible for the CUPE 3906 Dental Plan through Equitable Life and the Postdoctoral Fellow Support Fund for expenses not covered elsewhere.

Appointments 1 year or long
Unit 3 members with appointments of 1 year or longer are eligible for Extended Health Care through the University’s plan with Sun Life.

Please note, if you had an appointment of less than one year, and you were granted an extension of your contract making the total length longer than 1 year, you will become eligible for the Sun Life plan as of the date of your extension.

If you have any questions, please e-mail our Administrative Coordinator (

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