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Final Call for CUPE PD Fund Applications

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This is final call for PD Fund applications for this quarter with the window for application closing August 1.  The PD Fund will fund members wishing to pursue PD activities occurring any time before March 31, 2021. Financial accountability and compliance with our collective agreement requires an application for each PD activity, but the Committee will endeavour to offer nimble expedited approval process for applications for virtual events not involving travel.  Non-virtual PD activities can be funded if they are to occur before March 31, 2021 but uncertainty abounds due to COVID 19 issues about travel and social gathering size restrictions that might be applicable.

  1. Applications for virtual conference/event attendance are encouraged; you may apply for more than one for the current FY (ending March 31, 2021) but separate applications are required for each proposed event/activity.  A COVID 19 exception also allows funding for retroactive applications for activities you attended on or after April 1, 2020.  Retroactive proposals are not usually allowed.
  2. All applications will be adjudicated by the PD Fund Committee; conferences/events offered by reputable scholarly organizations directly related to your academic discipline and teaching load at AU are encouraged and will be expedited.  It is prudent to complete your application so the Committee can see the connection between your planned activity and your teaching at AU
  3. Assistance in applying is available:
    (a) Questions/issues related to the on-line application process should be addressed to Alice Tieulie (
    (b) Questions requiring input from CUPE Committee members (re approval of events/activities) should be sent to