Pension Fair

Event Information | Information Tables | Location & Parking 

Event Information

The most recent UBC Staff Pension Plan Fair was held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre – details of this event are below. Next year’s date will be posted in the spring of 2020.

Whether you are brand new to UBC, or have been a staff member for many years, the Pension Fair is a great opportunity for you to learn more about your pension plan and increase your pension knowledge. There will be a variety of information tables for members to visit and learn more about the Plan as well as other retirement benefits and services. The SPP Board, management and staff look forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

Registration is not required and you are encouraged to drop in at any time that is convenient for you. Off-campus members will be reimbursed for parking (maximum 2 hours) or bus expenses (with fare receipt). Light refreshments will be provided.

While you are at the Pension Fair, don’t forget to fill out a draw slip for your chance to win a great door prize!

Event Program

11:30 a.m. – Doors open
11:30 am to 1:00 pm. – Information Tables open
1:00 p.m. – Event ends

Information Tables

Curious about where to start, or what to ask? Plan your visit in advance! Have a look at our list below for a glimpse at what information tables we are planning to offer this year, and what types of questions you may want to ask there.

(New in 2019)

Information Table  Visit this table for information about: 
UBC Staff Pension Plan  Are you a new employee? Thinking of joining the Plan? Newly enrolled? Ask questions about:

  • Eligibility
  • Beneficiaries
  • Contributions
  • Leaves of absence
  • Leaving UBC before retirement
  • Understanding Your Staff Pension Plan workshops and ‘geteducated’ seminars

Approaching Retirement? Ask questions about:

  • Retirement options
  • Buying back past service
  • Making a Retirement Information Session (RIS) appointment
  • What is a “guarantee period”?
Did you know you can estimate what the monthly amount of your pension might be at different retirement ages? Ask questions about:

  • What is myPension?
  • How to use myPension and generate pension estimates for retirement income planning
  • How to make comments and suggestions about our online services
  • Learn how you can update your communication preferences and sign up for our email newsletter
Retirement and Survivor Benefits Program
  • health benefits as part of this program
  • working past age 65 and changes to other UBC benefits
Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • information and immediate support resources for you and your family to resolve a wide range of personal, work, health or life issues
UBC Investment Management Trust (IMANT) Inc. 
  • What is UBC Investment Management Trust (IMANT) and what do they do?
  • How are the pension funds being invested?
CARP – Canadian Association for Retired Persons Are you interested in connecting with a community dedicated to enhancing quality of life for Canadians as they age? Ask questions about:

  • CARP as a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization
  • Financial & Health Security
  • Human Rights issues
  • Benefits of becoming a member
  • Community-building
  • Do I have to be retired to join?

(New in 2019)

BC Federation of Retired Union Members (FORUM)

Do you want to learn about a registered, non-profit group that represents active and retired union members age 50+?  Ask questions about:

  • How BC FORUM represents the wellbeing of members, families and spouses
  • Access to extended health, dental coverage and travel medical insurance
  • Benefits of becoming a member

Location & Parking

Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, 6163 University Blvd, Vancouver Campus
Parking: The closest parkades are North Parkade and Health Sciences Parkade. Please visit the UBC Parking website to plan your visit accordingly. The Alumni Centre also offers detailed information on their Getting Here page.
Transit: Use the Trip Planner on the Translink website to plan your route.