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.

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Wind Energy Opportunities: Terrestrial, offshore and airborne variants

The Living Without Oil Series: An Elder Academy Event

Dr. Curran Crawford, Professor in Mechanical Engineering at UVic

Wind energy has emerged as a key low-carbon electricity generation technology through progressive development starting in earnest in the 1970's. Wind resources are widely distributed around theworld, and, in some energy markets, are now on-par with conventional fossil fuel generation prices.

This talk will provide an overview of the wind resource and international electricity market relative to the integration of wind energy. It will explore the engineering drivers that have led to theemergence of the 'Danish concept' 3-bladed wind turbine. Aspects of terrestrial wind energy deployments will be presented, including siting considerations and both global and systemic environmentalimpacts. We will look at developments in emerging technologies, starting with bottom-mounted offshore turbines and the push toward floating offshore concepts, and consider the promises and challengesof airborne wind energy.

To register: may register for free by emailing

Presented in partnership with the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic).

The presenter's bio and poster can be viewed here.

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Comic Potential

By Alan Ayckbourn

Love, robots, and soap operas: a wickedly funny satire about the rise of artificial intelligence.