Comparing post-secondary executive pay at top B.C. schools

Does executive compensation reflect enrolment size?

Top B.C. universities' executive compensation

Data collected for Business in Vancouver’s inventory of the province’s largest post-secondary institutions in the province shows enrolment up for the five largest schools. 

However, executive compensation doesn’t necessarily reflect enrolment size. 

For example, the University of Victoria (UVic) has 11% fewer full-time students than the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), but compensation for UVic’s president and vice-chancellor was 35% more than what the BCIT’s president received. 

UVic’s president, Jamie Cassels, received compensation totalling $407,000, while BCIT and Thompson Rivers University paid their presidents $300,000 and $229,000, respectively.

Compensation at UVic was higher than BCIT’s for all the executive positions Business in Vancouver compared in its list of the biggest post-secondary institutions in B.C.

B.C.’s largest university, the University of British Columbia, has the highest executive compensation rates. 
Arvind Gupta, the school’s president in 2015, took home more than $576,000 in compensation; Simon Fraser University president Andrew Petter received approximately $478,000. 

Top B.C. universities' enrollment rate