UNBC offers buy-out packages for faculty

May 15, 2019

The University of Northern British Columbia is offering early retirement packages to faculty to lower costs at the university and close the salary gap with comparator universities, reports the Prince George Citizen. "The Faculty Association and University agree that this is as an opportunity for those who have made significant contributions to UNBC over their long, productive careers, while safeguarding those who plan to continue doing so in the future," said UNBC President Daniel Weeks. Weeks added that the buyout will not see a reduced number of faculty at the institution. "If 20 faculty members choose to take advantage of the proposal, 20 new faculty will replace them.” Those interested in taking up the offer must be at least 55 years old and have been at UNBC for at least 15 years as of the end of the current year, adds the CitizenPrince George Citizen (BC)