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.

Please register only if you are a member of the UBC Staff Pension Plan. If you are a member of the UBC Faculty Pension Plan, please visit the UBC Faculty Pension Plan website for seminar information.


Understanding your Staff Pension Plan workshops

Understanding your Staff Pension Plan (UYSPP) is an informative 90-minute workshop designed for UBC Staff Pension Plan members of all ages. This workshop is intended to help members learn more about their Plan, pensions in general, and related retirement considerations. For members who are approaching retirement, this workshop will help explain retirement options.

(Please note that if you are close to retiring, you may want to consider booking a Retirement information session (RIS) rather than attending this workshop, as we will be able to review your specific situation, including pension estimates.)

All workshops are currently held online via Zoom video conferencing. The Zoom URL will be provided after registration confirmation. We will make waiting lists available for workshop dates that are full.

UYSPP is available for registration through the UBC Workplace Learning Ecosystem. You will need to log in using your Campus-Wide Login (CWL). If you do not have a CWL and would like to inquire about registering for a workshop, please contact Megha Gupta at megha.gupta@ubc.ca.

The next workshop sessions taking place are listed below:


Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, Pension Administrator

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Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Debbie Wilson, Director, Pensions

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Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, Pension Administrator

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Retirement information sessions

One-on-one Retirement information sessions (RIS) 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 in person or online via Zoom. To book a RIS, 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.