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Professional Development

The university maintains a Professional Development fund (see Article 21.08) to support learning activities that will enhance an employee’s current job performance as well as support skill development to assist in opportunities for transfer and promotion throughout the university. 

Departments are required to provide on-the-job training.  An employee is eligible for retraining when there has been a change in procedures, equipment, process or method of operation (see Article 19.05), and the department should provide or pay for training.

In addition to PD Funding, there are also free online interactive tutorials through LinkedIn Learning.

Included are a range of computer programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, OneNote, Outlook, Project, Publisher, and Visio), Dreamweaver, HTML, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Integration Series, InDesign, and Acrobat.

For more information call Susanna Mulligan at 604-822-9273.