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Grants are a key part of our support for ongoing professional development of BCIT employees. We offer Instructional Enhancement Grants of up to $10,000 for employees involved in teaching or teaching related activities. Special Interest Grants of up to $2,500 for workshops delivered to BCIT faculty, instructors and staff, and TREK (Travel Reimbursement for Enhancing Knowledge) Grants of $1,000 for participants and $2,000 for presenters at teaching and learning related conferences.

Funding awarded for teaching or teaching-related activities will be treated as employment income, subject to all applicable deductions/contributions (i.e., Pension, CPP, EI, and income tax) and processed as a PTS contract by Payroll at BCIT. Please note that applicants will thus receive the net amount after deducting the employee’s share of all applicable statutory withholdings, not the gross amount of the award; such amount will be reported on the applicant’s T4 at the end of the calendar year in which it is received.

Conversely, funding awarded for non-salary expenses (i.e., attending a workshop as a participant or purchasing resources) will be treated as expense reimbursement if paid for directly by the applicant. These payments are not treated as employment income and the applicant will be reimbursed the exact amount expended. Instructional Development Committee Grants.