Health Promotion and Return to Work


The intent of the Return to Work (RTW) Program is to facilitate the reintegration of employees into the workplace in a fair and consistent manner. It is a confidential and voluntary Program. A joint union/management approach will be taken to ensure employees of the University have an equal opportunity to return to work after an illness or injury.

The objectives of the RTW Program are to:

  • maintain the employability of all UBC employees who become either temporarily or permanently disabled, where the cause is job related or not
  • minimize employees’ financial hardship and emotional stress
  • provide meaningful productive employment within their capacity to employees who wish and are able to return to work
  • re-integrate employees to the workforce in a respectful manner, thereby minimizing the loss of expertise and resources and maintaining employee potential and self-worth.

Departmental Requirements – Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering will follow the return to work procedures as outlined in the University Return to Work Program document.