Upcoming Pension Workshops

Please note: The UBC Pension Administration Office is operating through email and phone only. In-person visits are suspended temporarily until further notice. For further details, click here.


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 designed for members of the UBC Staff Pension Plan. All ages are welcome to attend. If you are close to retiring, you may want to consider booking a Retirement information session (RIS) rather than attending the workshop, as we’ll be able to review your specific situation including pension estimates.

  • 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.

Advance registration is required. Please note registration cut-off is typically 24 hours before the workshop.

The next workshop sessions taking place are listed below.


Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: *ONLINE via Zoom video conferencing*– Zoom URL will be provided after registration confirmation
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, Pension Administrator

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Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: *ONLINE via Zoom video conferencing*– Zoom URL will be provided after registration confirmation
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, Pension Administrator

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Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: *ONLINE via Zoom video conferencing*– Zoom URL will be provided after registration confirmation
Presenter: Debbie Wilson, Director, Pensions

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Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: *ONLINE via Zoom video conferencing*– Zoom URL will be provided after registration confirmation
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, Pension Administrator

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Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Location: *ONLINE via Zoom video conferencing*– Zoom URL will be provided after registration confirmation
Presenter: Debbie Wilson, Director, Pensions

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Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Location: *ONLINE via Zoom video conferencing*– Zoom URL will be provided after registration confirmation
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, Pension Administrator

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Retirement information sessions (RIS)

*Now taking place online via Zoom video conferencing or by phone*

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 include your spouse so you both understand your options. Meetings may take place on the phone, or online via Zoom.

To book an appointment, please contact us through the Online Contact/Feedback Form or contact Margaret Leathley at margaret.leathley@ubc.ca.

 


SPP Get Educated 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 Margaret Leathley at margaret.leathley@ubc.ca, 604-822-8119, or through the Online Contact/Feedback Form.