Faculty honoraria and administrative stipends

Honoraria may be available to faculty members, and Administrative Stipends may be paid in recognition of formal administrative appointments.


Honoraria may be available to faculty members with salary for teaching overload, research, or for additional administrative duties.

Processing honoraria payments

Honoraria can be paid in a lump sum, or spread over a relevant period of time. For unpaid appointments, see the note near the top of this page.

Each request for payment must indicate the reason for the payment and if required, include supporting documentation.

Checking payment limits

Prior to processing in Workday, ensure that the honoraria payments are in accordance with section 4.11 of Policy LR2 – Research and that the faculty member will not exceed their limit for the academic year (July 1 to June 30). Workday Query will provide a summary of honoraria payments and will assist administrators in determining the annual honoraria limit. 

Administrative stipends

Administrative stipends are paid in recognition of formal administrative appointments such as a head of a department, director of a school or associate dean in an academic unit.

Helpful information about our practice regarding administrative appointments is found in Policy AP5 – Deans/Principals Appointment and Policy AP9 – Academic Heads.

Stipends are paid for the duration of the administrative appointment. In the case of Academic Head of unit the minimum annual stipend is $5,000 per year. Other than Academic Heads of unit, there is no salary scale, minimum or maximum for stipends. Stipends are taxable as salary, and attract pension and benefits, as well as CPP, EI, & WCB.

If a faculty member is asked by his or her head of academic unit to take on an administrative role above and beyond what is normally required within their unit, they must be paid an honorarium, not a stipend.

Get helpful information in Policy AP5 – Deans/Principals Appointment and Policy AP9 – Academic Heads.


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