Upcoming Pension Workshops

As an employee of the University, there are several resources that the University and the Plan provide for new and current employees.  Pension plans are complex and may not be easy to understand, which is why the Plan provides the following information sessions and workshops to help you understand pension plans, the Staff Pension Plan, and how they might help you with your financial and retirement planning.


Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan Workshops

Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan (UYSPP) is an informative workshop session designed for both potential and current members of the UBC Staff Pension Plan. All ages are welcome to attend.

  • If you are already a Plan member, regardless of age, this workshop will help you learn more about the Plan, pensions in general, and related retirement considerations.
  • If you are interested in retirement planning, this workshop will help you understand your retirement options.
  • If you are not yet a member, this workshop will provide enrolment information and an opportunity to have all of your pension-related questions answered.

Advance registration is required.

The next workshop sessions taking place are listed below.

Vancouver Campus

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 [FULL]
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Detailed location information will be given to registrants in advance of workshop.
Presenter: Debbie Wilson, Director, Pensions, UBC Staff Pension Plan

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Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Detailed location information will be given to registrants in advance of workshop.
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, Pension Administrator, UBC Staff Pension Plan

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Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Detailed location information will be given to registrants in advance of workshop.
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, Pension Administrator, UBC Staff Pension Plan

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Okanagan Campus

2017 Dates and Times: TBA
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, Pension Administrator, UBC Staff Pension Plan

For more information, please contact Jacky Ivans, UBC HR Okanagan, at jacky.ivans@ubc.ca.


Retirement Information Sessions (RIS)

One-on-one Retirement Information Sessions regarding your Staff Pension Plan benefits can be scheduled at any time with one of our senior administrators. You are encouraged to bring your spouse so you both understand your options. To book an appointment, please contact us through the Online Contact/Feedback Form.


SPP geteducated Seminars

A representative from the Pension Administration Office will come to your department to provide members an opportunity to learn more about the Plan and ask pension-related questions in a group setting. Specific topics can be covered if requested in advance. For more information on these sessions, please contact us through the Online Contact/Feedback Form.