CUPE Professional Development Fund
|Application Intake Deadline||Committee Meeting||Notification to Applicants|
|June 7, 2013||June 21, 2013||June 28, 2013|
|September 13, 2013||September 27, 2013||October 4, 2013|
|January 17, 2014||January 31, 2014||February 7, 2014|
|April 11, 2014||April 25, 2014||May 2, 2014|
Late applications will NOT be accepted
University employees who are member of CUPE 1615 are eligible to apply for funding to support their professional development. The CUPE Professional Development Fund has been in place since April 1, 2009 and has an annual budget of $50,000.
Applications are now being accepted and must be received on or before September 13, 2013. Committee decisions will be communicated to applicants by October 4, 2013.
Application Submission Information
The application form must include a breakdown of all costs associated with the professional development activity. These costs can include, but are not limited to, air transportation, ground transportation, meals, registration fees, and accommodations. Please refer to the Travel – General Policy for information.
Membership fees and exam fees are not funded under this program.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate the efforts they have made to secure funding from other sources. The preferred arrangement would be a cost-shared commitment from the employee's department, school or faculty to support 50% of the total cost.
Application Submission Checklist
Prior to submitting your application for funding, please ensure you have included the following information:
- Signed application form
- Explanation of benefit to employee and department, school, faculty
- Development activity details
- Detailed breakdown of all costs associated with development activity
- Proof of cost associated with development activity (i.e. tuition, registration)
- Proof of cost associated with travel to development activity if applicable (i.e. airfare, accommodation, etc.)
- Proof of department/school/faculty funding support available (i.e. letter of support from Dean/Director/Administrative Head acknowledging funding contribution)
- Member of CUPE Local 1615
- Previous professional development in last two (2) years
- Amount of financial commitment from department, school or faculty
- Benefit to the employee and department, school or faculty
For information concerning this fund contact Tammy Poirier. Completed applications are to be submitted to Ms. Poirier, Co-Chair CUPE PD Fund Committee, Department of Human Resources.
|Committee Member||Office Phone||Email Address|
Theresa Antle, CUPE 1615
|Jesse Brazil, CUPE email@example.com|
|Linda Corbett, Managementfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Diane Johnson, CUPE 1615||637-6200, ext. email@example.com|
|Heather Stamp-Nunes, Managementfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tammy Poirier, Managementemail@example.com|
|Fred Walsh, CUPE firstname.lastname@example.org|