These awards have a value of $6,000 each ($8,000 for Faculty of Arts). This amount will be reimbursed to your project supervisor's account.
Faculty supervisors are required to supplement the amount of the award using other sources such as university funds or other funds from research grants to meet BC’s minimum wage requirements.
Work payment and benefits
The minimum pay for the tenure of your award of 16 weeks is $8,654.46 (inclusive of 4% vacation pay). If the award is longer than 16 weeks, your pay should increase by a minimum of $553.28 for each additional week (inclusive of 4% vacation pay) or $110.66 for each additional day (inclusive of 4% vacation pay).
Supervisors are also required to fund benefits (Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Employment Insurance (EI), Workers Compensation Board (WCB)) amounting to approximately 7.48% of the salary.
You will receive your payment from the university in accordance with its pay procedures. You will also receive a T4 or T4A slip (Statement of Income) for tax purposes from UBC Payroll. Learn about taxes in Canada.
We will not reimburse your supervisor for any period during which you worked part-time. No payment will be approved for any vacation leave you take during the work period of the award.