The University of Saskatchewan has provided details of the salary and benefits it gives to its top administrators, including new president Ilene Busch-Vishniac who makes $400,000 per year and lives in a university-maintained house on campus.
The university also published, online, Busch-Vishniac's employment contract.
She was officially installed as president of the Saskatoon school at the end of October.
The university also provided, in response to a request by CBC News, information on the salaries of the institution's four vice-presidents.
Benefits and allowances
In addition to their base salaries, the officials receive the following benefits:
- Extended Health Care, Dental and Group Life Insurance ($253 month).
- Pension plan (8.5% of salary contributed by employee, matched by university).
- Expense account ($25,000 - Subject to guidelines for Accountable Professional Expense Fund).
- A flexible spending account for health and wellness or tuition ($1,200 for the vice-presidents / $2,500 for Busch-Vishniac).
Additional benefits for president
The university also provides Busch-Vishniac with a $12,000 per year allowance for a vehicle and her employment contract also includes, for medical reasons, a provision that if she needs to travel by car, at night, she may use a taxi or limousine service instead of driving herself.
She also receives an annual allowance of $7,500 to get financial and tax planning assistance and six weeks of paid vacation per year.
As well, Busch-Vishniac lives in a mansion on the grounds of the university.
The university said they do not have a market value for the building.
Busch-Vishniac lives in the house, rent-free, but the university says the taxable benefit for that arrangement, which includes a cleaning service, is $3,135.
The university also covers all the utility bills for the residence and the grounds are tended to as university property.
Her employment contract also guarantees her a position on the faculty at the university at the end of her stint as president. She will also receive a year off, with full pay, after her term as president.
CBC News requested the same information on salaries and benefits for senior officials with the University of Regina. The Regina-based school responded on Monday.