32.5.1 An Extended Parental Leave without pay, up to a maximum of 52 weeks, shall be given to any Member who has been employed by the University for at least 12 months immediately preceding the commencement of a Parental Leave. An Extended Parental leave shall commence within 36 weeks of the commencement of a Parental Leave. The Members shall give written notice of the Extended Parental Leave to the Chair and Dean/University Librarian normally at least 3 months prior to the commencement of the Extended Parental Leave. When an Extended Parental Leave is taken, the Member may return to full-time employment only on September 1, January 1, May 1, or at another date with the prior approval of the Vice-President: Academic. At least 3 months prior to the intended date of return, the Member shall notify the Chair and Dean/University Librarian of the date of his/her intended return.