UBC Reports
November 28, 1996


UBC staff pension plan members have the option of placing votes by telephone as they elect two directors for the UBC Staff Pension Plan's board. Members may use Televote, UBC's telephone election system, which is open 24 hours a day until Dec. 3.

The Pension Administration Office sent out voting packages earlier this month with information on nominees for the directors' positions and instructions on how to use the Televote system. Also enclosed in the package is a seven-digit pension identification number required to vote by phone.

There are eight directors on the Pension Board: four appointed by UBC's Board of Governors and four elected by the more than 5,000 plan members. The nominees this year are Edward Bailey, Human Resources; Brian Evans, TRIUMF; Denise Field, Financial Services; Len Goossen, Housing and Conferences; and George McLaughlin, Plant Operations.

Plan members who have not received the election package or have questions regarding the election process can call the Pension Administration Office at 822-8100. Election results are expected Dec. 6.

Two campus events are scheduled to commemorate the 14 women killed on Dec. 6, 1989 at Montreal's l'Ecole Polytechnique.

On Nov. 28 at 1:30 p.m., the Engineering Undergraduate Society and the Association for Engineering Women will hold a memorial to share a moment of silence and light candles in memory of the Montreal victims. All are invited to gather at the Cheeze Factory located behind the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Bldg., 2324 Main Mall.

The Alma Mater Society welcomes members of the campus community to join them for a series of events on Dec. 6, beginning at 4 p.m. with a candlelight procession from the engineers' cairn on Main Mall and south on University Blvd. to the Student Union Building. A memorial service follows at 4:30 p.m. in the courtyard on the roof of SUB.

An informal gathering will take place at 5 p.m. in the SUB party room to hear guest speakers address issues concerning violence against women, followed by a small reception.

UBC's white ribbon campaign, which remembers all women who suffer from violence, begins Nov. 29 and continues until Dec. 6 which is designated the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Ribbons are available at the Women Students' Office in Brock Hall.