This is the second newsletter/update for the academic year. It will be shorter than last time: mainly notices and updates. And yes, I do understand that the last one was not really a blog. Until we get our website updated, this was, however, a place of convenience for my lengthy epistle.
As of this claim year (2015-16), faculty may now include the cost of academic regalia on their professional expense allowance claims, assuming that it was purchased from this fiscal year on. However, the University warns that if Canada Revenue Agency doesn't agree with its position and decides that this is a taxable benefit, members will be personally responsible for any taxes/interest owing as a result.