Postdoctoral Fellows


A University of Toronto postdoc is a postdoctoral fellow who is doing research on a U of T campus and / or is receiving their stipend from U of T.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5) represents those employed as Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Toronto.

Please note that there are Postdoctoral Fellows who are not covered by CUPE Local 3902, Unit 5. Members of this group have applied for their own funding and therefore are not employees, but independent academic trainees. Information for academic trainees can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website.

Both employees and academic trainees are covered by the Policies for Postdoctoral Fellows and the Administrative Procedures for Engagement of Postdoctoral Fellows, which are found on the Office of the Vice-President & Provost website.