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 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.
  • 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. Please note that registration cut-off time is 24 hours before the workshop.

The next workshop sessions taking place are listed below.


Vancouver Campus

All of our 2019 workshops are currently full. We encourage you to check back on this page later, as we are often able to add in new workshop dates. Thank you for your patience.

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019 [FULL]
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: will be provided upon registration confirmation
Presenter: Debbie Wilson, Director, Pensions


Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 [FULL]
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: will be provided upon registration confirmation
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, Pension Administrator


Okanagan Campus

Date: TBA (2020)
Time: TBA
Location: RHS 257 – Southern Medical Program Lecture Theatre
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, Pension Administrator

We are usually able to offer a limited number of one-on-one Retirement Information Sessions (RIS) either right before or after this workshop. For more information about the next workshop offering at UBC-O, please contact Debbie Harding at debra.harding@ubc.ca or call (250) 807-8829.


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