The Prez of The University of Western Ontario worked through his "administrative leave" and so he collected double salary last year. No foolin'. This is the guy whose main claim to fame (so far as I can tell) has been to change the name of the university from "The University of Western Ontario" to "Western University". From CBC:
The university based in London, Ont., issued a news release Friday explaining the salary jump this way:
"To ensure continuity of leadership at a critical time, Chakma received payment in lieu of a one-year administrative leave that was included in his first five-year contract, which concluded in June 2014. ...
Western's board of governors chair Chirag Shah told CBC News that instead of taking one year of paid administrative leave included in his contract, Chakma opted to stay and work through 2014 at what Shah said was a "critical time" for the university.
Doesn't that mean Chakma was essentially paid twice his salary for one year of work?
Shah told CBC News it doesn't. He says Chakma was permitted to take a year of salary for not working and instead chose to stay and work, meaning he was essentially entitled to twice his annual salary in one calendar year.
I can imagine a lot of faculty members would loveto forgo their sabbaticals and draw double salary. Look for the faculty union to be negotiating for this option in the future.
Sheesh. Critical time? Hunh.