November 12, 2021
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Professional Development, Round 3

As of November 23, 2022, you may start applying for the third round of the CUPEU Professional Development Fund. The deadline for submissions is December 7, 2021 at 5 p.m. (this is firm).

We encourage eligible members to take this opportunity to apply. This is your chance to use up to $4,757.10 to develop your professional skills. Here's a quick list of what members have been approved for:
  • online conferences / workshops / courses
  • books / magazine subscriptions / software
  • membership / association dues
In light of COVID-19, note that:
  • the Professional Development Committee will adhere to the university's updated position on work-related travel for staff. Additionally, note that costs related to COVID-testing are not covered by the Professional Development fund.
  • the fund does not cover equipment-related expenses, per article 10.12.b. If you are in need of office equipment to optimize your work-from-home situation, this is a matter to discuss your supervisor.
If you can't apply this time, consider these periods:

Round Submission Start Date Submission Deadline
4 February 14, 2022 March 1, 2022
1 May 23, 2022 June 7, 2022
2 September 6, 2022 August 22, 2022

Contact Douglas Chananda, VP Special Projects at if you have more questions after reading the links and info above.