Governance

Under the Pension Benefits Standards Act, the University is the "administrator" of the plan, which means it has ultimate legal responsibility for the administration of the plan and the investment of the Trust Fund.

To carry out its responsibilities, the Board of Governors has constituted the following committees: The Governance Committee, the Investments and Administration Committee, and the Advisory Committee.  The three committees' roles and membership are described below.

In 2017, the Staff Plan Governance Committee completed and approved a Strategic Plan (2017 to 2019).  

Governance committee

This committee is responsible for strategic planning, as well as the establishment and oversight of the Plan's mission, goals, and policies.

  • Kane Kilbey (Chair)
  • John Gilfoyle
  • Gayle Gorrill
  • Kristi Simpson
  • Christa Taylor

Please review the Committee's Terms of Reference for more information. 

Investments and Administration committee

This committee is responsible for the oversight of investments, operations, and benefits administration.

  • Kristi Simpson (Chair)
  • Don Barnhardt
  • Andrew Coward
  • Tony Eder
  • Amy Errington
  • Kane Kilbey
  • Mark Stephenson
  • David Wolowicz

Please review the Committee's Terms of Reference for more information. 

Advisory committee

This committee provides input on member communications, and promotes awareness and understanding of the plan amongst members.

  • AVPFO Kristi Simpson (Chair)
  • AVPHR: Kane Kilbey 
  • Staff Exempt: Shari Winter
  • Retiree: Teresa Rush
  • CUPE 951: Kara White
  • CUPE 951: Kirsten Kopp
  • CUPE 917: Claude Champagne
  • CUPE 917: Jodi McLean 

Please review the Committee's Terms of Reference for more information.