As a CUPE3911 member you can apply to receive funding supporting professional development activities. The PD Fund is jointly administered by CUPE 3911 and AU: CUPE elected members decide awards and AU administers (processes applications and pays). There are rules for what activities/events qualify, the amounts that can be paid, timing issues of when you can apply and go. For now, travel and most mass events are off the table but you should consider these options:
- If the event you want to attend is being held virtually we can support that.
- If the event is far enough in the future so there is a good possibility it might happen (in some form) then you might want to submit an application as a place-holder.
We encourage you to take advantage of this bargained benefit for members. You can download our collective agreement and read about the provisions governing the Fund or you can access information about the Fund from the tutor tab of MyAu. Additional information can be obtained from Nichole Collins or Mark Dimirsky (both can be reached from AU email).
You can also find more info on our Professional Development Fund page.