UBC dominates list of highest-earning university, college employees

October 24, 2016

The Vancouver Sun has published its annual public sector salary database and found that the University of British Columbia accounted for nine of the province’s ten most highly paid university and college employees. UBC spokesperson Susan Danard explains that the salaries reflect the fact that UBC is by far the province’s largest institution and that “to compete internationally for talent with those top-ranked universities and the private sector, UBC’s compensation must be competitive and commensurate with the responsibilities of the positions we are hiring for.” The Sun reports that this year was also unique in that the top earner in BC’s postsecondary system was not a university president or senior executive, but a radiology professor from UBC. UBC