Sabbatical Leave

Sabbatical leaves are intended for academic study, research, writing, and similar activities. Sabbatical leaves provide a means by which employees increase their knowledge, further their research, stimulate intellectual interests, strengthen their contacts with the world-wide community of scholars, thus enhancing their contribution to the University on their return. Employees on sabbatical leave are encouraged, but not required, to leave the University during part or all of their period of leave.

The Dean of each College shall determine which sabbatical leave applications are acceptable and which are not acceptable.  The Dean may delegate this task to a College Sabbatical Leave Committee. 

A report on the work done related to the sabbatical shall be submitted by the employee to the Dean or Committee, through the Department Head or Dean, no later than three months after the end of the sabbatical leave. A copy of this report should then be forwarded to the Office of the Vice Provost, Faculty Relations, via

Please note Article 20 in the Faculty Association Collective Agreement 2014-2017.