Second round of professional development funding applications now being accepted for health science professionals in HSA

The 2010-2012 HSPBA collective agreement includes a Letter of Agreement ... Re: Professional Development Fund ... which provided for a $450,000 Professional Development Fund for use by all HSPBA members, including members represented by unions other than HSA, over the term of the collective agreement.

After the first round of applications last winter, the fund is not yet spent, and HSA members are again invited to apply for professional development funding for courses to be taken between April 1 and December 31, 2012.

HSA will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and related expenses to a maximum of $1,000 for courses taken between April 1, and December, 2012.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2012.  Applications will be reviewed in mid-October, and successful applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.