January 29, 2016

Minimum Funding

 

The department provides a minimum funding breakdown

There are several important things to note:

  • If you have a UVic award, it is guaranteed for your first year at UVic and your funding will normally then go to the minimum funding level unless your supervisor agrees to boost your research assistantship (RA) to match the difference. Have this discussion with your supervisor in the summer before the following term.
  • The minimum funding is set by the department. The minimum funding was (significantly) raised for the 2017-2018 school year to the median minimum funding across Canada.  The TA wage increases by ~1% a year from the Union negotiated contract (still below inflation of ~2%).  You should keep track of how your funding compares to schools around the country.