UBC Reports Digest for 96-11-28


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.