Leave of Absence

UBC allows leaves from employment of many different kinds: maternity, medical, disability, personal, sabbatical and layoff.

The rights and responsibilities for these leaves vary according to each employment group. Visit the link for your group below for details.

Leave Entitlements by Employment Group

How to Maintain your Benefits on Leave

Many types of leave allow you to maintain your UBC benefits during the leave. You may have to pay some or all of the costs, depending on the type of leave. The payroll office will invoice you for the cost of your benefits once notification of your leave is received. 

Benefits Cost Calculator for Leaves of Absence 

Other questions:

For questions regarding staff maternity leaves other than benefits maintenance, please contact Pat Dollard at 604-822-2026.

For questions regarding faculty maternity leaves other than benefits maintenance, please contact your Faculty Service Representative.