Leaves

The chair/director and dean are responsible for reviewing faculty applications for leave and providing recommendations to the vice-president academic and provost for approval. Applications by eligible librarians are reviewed by the university librarian, who provides a recommendation to the provost.

Study and administrative leaves

Study and administrative leaves allow eligible faculty members and librarians to engage in research, scholarly and creative activities without interruption.

Faculty members must submit their application to the chair/director by October 1. Librarians may submit their application at any time as long as it has been submitted no less than six months prior to the intended commencement of their study leave.

Maternity, parental and adoption leave

The university is committed to ensuring that faculty members and librarians feel supported in their decisions regarding maternity, parental and adoption leave.

Faculty members and librarians who choose to apply for a leave should not suffer discrimination or career restrictions. The university provides comprehensive maternity, parental and adoption leave and benefits for eligible faculty members and librarians, as well as provisions for stopping the tenure clock where appropriate. Details can be found in section 49 of the Collective Agreement. The provisions for stopping the tenure clock can be found in section 48.

Chairs and directors are encouraged to consult with their dean in situations where replacing a faculty member on leave will cause complications in the unit.

Medical leave and accommodation