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The War in the Ukraine: Pension Investments

As the University of Victoria has stated, we are deeply troubled about Russia’s military attacks in Ukraine, the impact on the country’s citizens and international stability, and the impact for university community members. The Combination Pension Plan, Money Purchase Pension Plan and Staff Pension Plan each have several investment managers. These managers are responsible for different types of assets. Two of these investment managers – BCI and PH&N – have indicated that a fraction of a percentage of their total assets under management are invested in Russia. The exposure of UVic pension plans to those investments is in itself quite limited. However, we have been assured by these managers that they are now addressing these investments through their internal processes, which are evolving as the situation changes. We are closely monitoring the situation in the Ukraine and its global impacts. Pension Services, the Pension Board of Trustees and Staff Pension Plan Committees are staying apprised of developments. We continue to work with the investment managers and investment consultants for each plan to monitor and assess the situation.

Combination Plan contribution rate change effective January 01 2020

As communicated to members earlier in 2019, the Pension Board recently decided that the Plan is sufficiently healthy to reduce the contribution rate for the Defined Retirement Benefit Account (DRBA), which funds the defined benefit component of the Combination Pension Plan. This contribution rate has been set at 5.05% of salary since 2011 and will now be reduced to 4% effective January 1, 2020.

Pension Board election update

In November 2019, Dr. Michael Miller and Ms. Susan Service we re-elected as Trustees on the Pension Board, for three year terms starting January 01, 2020. The next election for two positions on the Pension Board will be held in 2020, for terms beginning January 01, 2021. For more information, please visit the Governance section of the Combination Pension Plan webpage.

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Eric Metcalfe: Pop Anthropology

Pop Anthropologyis an exhibition of multimedia artist Eric Metcalfe's oeuvre, spanning over sixty years, in celebration of the artist's honorary doctorate from UVic (UVic DFA 2021, BFA1970).

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