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.

TUKTUUYAQTUUQ (Caribou Crossing): Maureen Gruben

In Maureen Gruben's careful attention to life-sustaining physical elements, she alsotraces the caribou's vast immaterial presence in her culture.

To Fish As Formerly: A Story of Straits Salish Resurgence

To Fish as Formerlytells the story of the SX̱OLE (the Reef Net Fishery) through contemporary art, traditional knowledge and historical documentation.

Living Without Oil webinar: Solar- Cost and Limiting Efficiency of Silicon Solar Panels

Over the last 40 years the cost of silicon solar panels has decreased by more than afactor of 300, annual production has increased by five orders of magnitude and energy conversion efficiency has doubled. This seminar will explain what is likely to happen in the future with respectto solar panel cost, production volume and efficiency.

An Elder Academy Event

Intro to Data Analysis with RStudio

ANTH Colloquium: And Now For Something Completely Different: Thinking Critically About Scholarship’s Institutional Setting

Zoom link, meeting ID & password here.

Chemistry seminar: Zohrab Ahmadi

Zohrab Ahmadi, Senior Chemist, Econotech Laboratory Services
Seminar title: From Oil Sands to Pulp, Paper and Biomass: Chemistry the Common Tread
Host: Scott McIndoe

Dynamics Seminar: Flexibility of the pressure function

Speaker: Anthony Quas, University of Victoria
Location: via Zoom
Event type: Dynamics seminar