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

Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan (UYSPP) is an informative 90-minute workshop designed for UBC Staff Pension Plan members at any point in their career. This online 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.

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 Nishtha Sharma at nishtha.sharma@ubc.ca.

All workshops are currently held via Zoom video conferencing. You will be asked to register for the Zoom session once you are enrolled in WPL. We will make waiting lists available for workshop dates that are full.

The next available workshop session dates are listed below:

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, SPP Pension Administrator

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Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Time: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Presenter: Debbie Wilson, Director, Pensions

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Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Presenter: Margaret Leathley, SPP 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 that 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.

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 Staff Pension 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.