Leaves

Please note this page is undergoing changes according to the new Collective Agreement 2016 – 2019. If at any point you require assistance with any type of leave from the University, please contact us.

If you become ill, sick leave at UBC is governed by Policy 62.

If you are called in for jury duty, we recommend that you contact Faculty Relations for assistance.

Other types of leaves are governed by the Leave of Absence Agreement.

Study Leave

Study leave is seen as a benefit to both faculty and the University as it permits faculty to pursue study or research. To learn more about eligibility requirements and compensation options, please see the Leave of Absence Agreement. Additional information is available at UBC Human Resources.

Maternity Leave

*This section is under review* Birth mothers are entitled to 16 weeks of maternity leave following the birth of a child. For more details, See Part 3, Article 6 of the Collective Agreement

As a Faculty Association member you may be eligible for two different forms of benefit during your maternity leave: Employment Insurance (EI) from the federal government and the Supplemental Employment Benefits (SEB) provided by UBC.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, UBC SEB supplements your income by paying you the difference between the Employment Insurance (EI) benefit you receive from the federal government and 95% of your salary. These benefits are payable for 16 weeks which includes the one-week EI benefit waiting period when no EI benefits are paid and SEB provides 95% of your salary. Birth mothers are also eligible for Parental Leave.

Parental Leave

*This section is under review* Parental leave of up to 35 weeks may be taken by either parent, or shared between them. And, in the case of birth mothers, parental leave is provided in addition to the maternity leave. (Part 3, Article 6 of the Collective Agreement)

As a Faculty Association member you may be eligible for two different forms of benefit during your parental leave: Employment Insurance (EI) from the federal government and Supplemental Employment Benefits (SEB) provided by UBC. Although parental leave can be up to 35 weeks, not all of the leave is covered by EI or SEB.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, SEB supplements your income by paying you the difference between the Employment Insurance (EI) benefit you receive from the federal government and 95% of your salary. If the birth mother takes the parental leave, SEB will top-up the EI benefits for 10 weeks; if the spouse or common-law partner of the birth mother takes the parental leave, SEB will top-up the EI benefits for 11 weeks which includes the one-week EI benefit waiting period when no EI benefits are paid and SEB provides 95% of your salary.

Adoptive Parents

*This section is under review* Adopting parents are entitled to 37 weeks of leave. (Part 3, Article 6 of the Collective Agreement)

As a Faculty Association member you may be eligible for two different forms of benefit during your adoption leave: Employment Insurance (EI) from the federal government and Supplemental Employment Benefits (SEB) provided by UBC. Although adoptive leave can be up to 35 weeks, not all of the leave is covered by EI or SEB.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, UBC SEB “tops-up” the difference between the Employment Insurance (EI) benefit you receive from the federal government and 95% of your salary. SEB will top-up the EI benefits for 11 weeks, which includes the one-week EI benefit waiting period when no EI benefits are paid and SEB provides 95% of your salary.

For more information on Maternity, Parental and Adoptive Leave, please see UBC’s HR Benefits website.

For an overview of EI Maternity Benefits please visit this link.