This handbook is intended to be brief, providing a general frame of reference to guide the employment relationship for employees not covered by another agreement, while recognizing the flexibility required to address the needs of employees and the employer. As many of the positions covered by this Handbook are paid through non-operating funds, greater flexibility is required because of the unpredictable nature of non-operating funding including the competitive nature of research funding. Where this document is silent, more specific direction may be available through university policies, provincial employment standards legislation, or advice from Human Resources or your unit’s Human Resources Strategic Business Advisor (HR SBA). Employees and managers should contact their Human Resources SBA for any specifics related to their college or unit. 

This document will be reviewed and revised regularly to ensure fair and equitable terms of employment.