Are you in need of funding to support your professional development goals? Use your M&P Professional Development (PD) Fund.

The M&P Staff PD Fund is negotiated by AAPS as part of your Collective Agreement and is administered by UBC Human Resources.

Funding can be used for a wide variety of professional development activities for you professional growth in the workplace including:

  • workshops
  • courses
  • conferences
  • travel to conferences
  • professional memberships and designations (not required for your job)
  • books

A friendly reminder that all receipts must be submitted within 60 days of the original purchase date.

You can check the status of the fund and how much you have used this fiscal year by logging into your Management System Portal.

M&P Staff PD cannot be used for departmental professional development activities or professional designations and membership that are required as part of your job.

Application forms and guidelines can be found on the UBC HR website at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/learning-development/funding/mp/. Be sure to read the fund guidelines before submitting an application, and submit your application as soon as possible. If you have questions about the fund or your current application, please contact M&P PD Fund Manager Susanna Mulligan at susanna.mulligan@ubc.ca or 604.822.9273.


Departmental PD Funds

UBC departments are responsible for providing sufficient professional development funds for members of staff. 

Each department budgets funds accordingly. AAPS members should approach the person they report to with any plans for professional development and should seek departmental funding to support those plans. 

The individual funds provided for in the AAPS collective agreement are NOT a replacement for departmental PD funds. Rather the individual funds are in addition to departmental funds.

As per article 14.3.1 in the Collective Agreement, In those circumstances when the University requires an employee to have and to maintain professional accreditation as a condition of employment (such as Registered Psychologist, Medical Doctor, Chartered Accountant), the University will pay the professional accreditation fee. The M&P Fund should not be used meet this requirement.