Component I (UBC TAs and Markers) has a Hardship Fund. This fund is maintained by our union specifically for the purpose of assisting members experiencing financial hardship. For example, in the past, this fund has supported members taking a medically required leave of absence.
Due to the global pandemic, many of our members are unable to return to Canada for the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. For this reason, they cannot take up TA/marker positions. This puts them in a situation of financial hardship.
The Component I Committee is now accepting applications for financial assistance for those members affected by the above-mentioned situation. Applicants should submit their request through this google form. Deadline: May 15, 2021 at 23:59 PST.