Pension Services

The Pension Services office administers benefits for members of the university's pension plans.

Pension Services administers the pension benefits for members of the University of Victoria pension plans, oversees investment programs and supports the Board of Pension Trustees, the Investment and Administration Committee and various other pension committees.

Eligible employees at the University of Victoria belong to one of three main pension plans:

The administration of pension benefits includes:

  • verifying, recording and maintaining member data
  • calculating and paying pension benefits
  • producing benefit statements
  • responding to member requests for pension plan information
  • producing publications and communications for the plans
  • producing financial statements and annual reports
  • preparing various reports for regulators

Oversight of investments includes maintaining investment policies and mandates, monitoring external investment managers for compliance with policies, and working with investment consultants on investment strategy matters.

All Inquiries
250-853-3854 (fax)

Christa Taylor
Director, Pension Services

Oliver Cowern
Associate Director, Pension Services

Janet McPherson
Manager, Pension Administration

Marie Lapointe
Pension Governance & Communications Officer

Winne Ge
Karli Ross
Pension Entitlements Officer

Jocelyn Phillips
Financial Accountant

Sutti Tungsiriratana
Senior Administrative Clerk

Shirley Omelchuk
Pension Accounting and Entitlements Clerk

Jayne Hawkins
Pension Services Administrator

Christina Lech
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant


Pension Services
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria BC  V8W 2Y2
Pension Services
University of Victoria
Michael Williams Building (formerly ASB) Room B278
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria BC  V8P 5C2