News & Events

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.

The End: the 2021 BFA Graduation Exhibit

Due to ongoing restrictions, the annual Visual Arts BFA graduationexhibitionis only available for viewing online. This year's exhibition—titled The End—will feature work by 30 graduating students, ranging from painting, sculpture, photography and drawing to digital media, installations, multimedia and more.
The exhibit is presented in both a remarkably interactive "Google maps" style walk-throughof the gallery space, whichallows you to not only a 360-degree view of the work but also find out more about each artist, as well as a more conventional catalogue."

Heart-to-Heart Talks

Need direction for your day-to-day challenges? Take some time out of your busy schedule for yourself and discuss what 's important to you.

What the Land Holds

What the Land Holdsis a contemporary video art exhibition that examines the land as integral to Indigenous histories and futures, and as a site of ongoing colonization and alienation.

Learn to Meditate

Our core practice is Meditation and Mindful Awareness. Participants will be introducedand practice a simple breath meditation.

The End: the 2021 BFA Graduation Exhibit

Due to ongoing restrictions, the annual Visual Arts BFA graduationexhibitionis only available for viewing online. This year's exhibition—titled The End—will feature work by 30 graduating students, ranging from painting, sculpture, photography and drawing to digital media, installations, multimedia and more.
The exhibit is presented in both a remarkably interactive "Google maps" style walk-throughof the gallery space, whichallows you to not only a 360-degree view of the work but also find out more about each artist, as well as a more conventional catalogue."

For Time Immemorial

Curated by Mel Granley with Guest Curator lessLIE

Colloque Perfecta: Représenter le sexe féminin : invitation /Uncovering the Female Sexual Anatomy May 12-June 9 2021

Perfecta. Représenter le sexe féminin, Images et imaginaires 16-21 / Uncovering the Female Sexual Anatomy: depictions and discourses, 16 th -21 st C.

Site : https://perfecta.hypotheses.org/

Du 12 au 15 mai 2021, une série de conférences et de tables rondes, ouvertes au public, tenues sur Zoom. Le lien sera fourni sur demande. From May 12 to May 15, plenary sessions and roundtables, open to all, held on Zoom. Link will be sent on request.

Programme / schedule : https://perfecta.hypotheses.org/91-2/calendrier-schedule

Conferences/lectures and performances

  • 12 May 2021, 9-10 (PST)/18-19 (Paris time)
    Équipe Perfecta: Images et imaginaires du sexe féminin/ team presentation, Representing the Female Sexual Anatomy.
  • 13 May 2021, 9-10 (PST)/18-19 (Paris time)
    Helen KING, The Open University (Milton Keynes), Classical Studies : From print to wool: Vesalius and the 'knit your own womb' movement.
  • 14 May 2021, 9-10 (PST)/18-19 (Paris time)
    Jacqueline VONS, Université de Tours : Les leçons du scalpel. De l'anatomie à la physiologie féminines dans quelques textes anatomiques de la première modernité.
  • 15 May 2021, 9-10 (PST)/18-19 (Paris time)
    Annagiulia GRAMENZI, Università di Bologna : Inventing the female anatomy in the 16 th century: dissections and interpretations of the uterus.
  • 7 June, 2021 8h30 (PST)/17h30 (Paris time): David GIFFORD, University of Victoria, Artist : Proportions, Gender and Disproportions.
  • 9 (PST)/18-19 (Paris time): Marina BETTAGLIO, University of Victoria, A Womb with a (Political) View: Reclaiming Reproductive Rights in Spanish Graphic Narratives.
  • June 9 juin 2021, 9-10 (PST)/18-19 (Paris time) :
    Caroline BOILEAU, Montréal, Artiste : Hors d'elle / Beside herself.

Roundtables : June 1, 3, 4, 7, 9 juin, 2021, 8-10h