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.

Student Life Grant and Anti-Racism Supplement Application Deadline

The UVic Student Life Grant and Anti-Racism Supplement (up to $1500 per applicant)seeks to fund student-led initiatives that engage and positively impact the UVic campus community.

Samosa sale for the World Partnership Walk

Do you love samosas? Why not treat your tastebuds while supporting the World Partnership Walk, a global initiative led by theAga Khan Foundation Canada to fight poverty and improve the quality of life for millions in Africa and Asia.

This year, the walk is being supported by UVic's Office of Global Engagement and we're hoping to maintain our position as the top Canadian post-secondary fundraising team again this year.

Campus Quest

To celebrate Giving Tuesday, world famous UVic alumna, Dr. Phil Anthropist, has announced that she has hidden a treasure on campus and is challenging students to locate it. UVic students have just24 hours to work together to unlock donations before the Temple of Generosity disappears forever!

Angles and perspectives - the sprinkle edition

Follow along in UVic's Instagram stories to play a special "Sprinkle" edition of UVic's popular Instagram game, Angles and Perspectives, to help identify different campus locations and learn how they have been impacted byphilanthropy. Each guess will unlock $2 support the Giving Tuesday priority funds.

Giving Tuesday coffee campaign at Food Services locations

$1 from every drip coffee and $2 from every specialty coffee sold will support Giving Tuesday. Available at all Food Services locations on campus (including Starbucks).

For Time Immemorial

Curated by Mel Granley with Guest Curator lessLIE

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).