Professional Development Reimbursement

2017 PDR Claim Deadline: 

For the current and prior calendar years, claims are due 
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 4:30 pm

PDR Claims - Online Submission and Approval (July 17, 2017)

Submission and approvals for Professional Development Reimbursement expenses will change to an online entry and approval process which will eliminate paper forms and handwritten signatures. The process to enter, approve, and reimburse Faculty members for Professional Development expenses will be faster and improve transparency to everyone involved in the transaction. Faculty members will be able to see the status of any claim from the time it is entered into FINS until the payment is processed by the Finance Payment Services Department.

Login here to where you can check your PDR balance and enter your claim.

Workshops will be held and we encourage faculty members to make time to attend one of these session:

Burnaby Campus

Tuesday, August 15

Register here


Harbour Centre

Monday, September 11

Surrey Campus

Thursday, September 28

Register here

Checking your Professional Development Reimbursement (PDR) Entitlement and Balance

SFU faculty members can find their professional development reimbursement (PDR) balance by going to My SFU. After logging in, click on "Professional Development Expenses" under "Staff Resources". You will find your balance at the bottom of the page, showing the debits and credits to your PDR account.

Leaving SFU and Option to Purchase or Return Goods Purchased through PDR

Article 43.62 states: “As non-taxable benefits, all goods purchased through the Professional Development Expense Account remain the property of the University. After three calendar years from the date of purchase, the member has the option of purchasing these items from the University at fair market value. If the member retires, resigns or is terminated as an employee of the University prior to the expiration of this three year period, the member will have the option of purchasing these items from the University at fair market value as at the date of such retirement or termination of employment.”

When you leave the university (retirement/resignation/limited-term SFUFA contract not renewed), you have 3 choices regarding equipment purchased within 3 years of your end date using PDR funds:

Choice 1: Leave equipment with Faculty Relations.

Choice 2: Keep the equipment and reimburse the University at Fair Market Value.

Choice 3: Keep the equipment and declare it as a taxable benefit at Fair Market Value contact Silvana De Benedetto,

• Purchases of equipment within three years of retirement must be pre-approved by Director/Chairs or Dean and a copy of this approval must be included with your PDR claim.


Claims Processing and PDR Balance:
Silvana De Benedetto
(778) 782-9715 

PDR Entitlement:
Karim Dossa
(778) 782-5681