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Leaves & vacation

Types of staff leave

COVID-19 leaves and accommodations

Please contact your supervisor to report your absence if you would normally attend campus, but are sick with COVID-19, have flu symptoms or are self-isolating.

You can also discuss temporary remote work arrangements, if practical. If you are not able to work remotely, you will be placed on a sick leave or leave of absence without loss of pay for periods of work during the above absences, in accordance with your collective agreement or any COVID-19 sick day agreements between the unions and the university.

Leave eligibility and vacation allotments depend on your classification. Types of leave include:

Track your leave online

Our web leave entry program lets you use Online tools to submit leave taken each month. Your balances automatically update once approved by your supervisor.

Faculty & librarian leave requests

COVID-19 leaves and accomodations

Please contact your academic leader/University Librarian to report any inability to undertake expected academic or professional responsibilities, due to illness or need to self-isolate.

You can discuss medical and family status accommodations, as well as temporary remote work arrangements, if practical. If you are not able to work remotely, you will be placed on a sick leave in accordance with your collective agreement.

Our leave programs give you the flexibility to balance your career and personal life. Study and administrative leaves allow you to engage in research, scholarly and creative activities without interruption.

We provide comprehensive maternity, parental and adoption leave and benefits. We also offer supports for medical leave and returning to work after injury or illness.

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