Board of Trustees

Employee Benefits

Board of Trustees (Effective from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020):


  • Barske, Barry (term expiry June 30, 2021)
  • Hilton, Lorne (term expiry June 30, 2021)


  • Parrington, Lorraine (term expiry June 30, 2021)
  • Bendor-Samuel, Andrew (term expiry June 30, 2022)


  • Townsend, James (term expiry June 30, 2020)


  • Vacant

Excluded Employees

  • Betcher, Mark (term expiry June 30, 2020) (Secretary)


  • Wiegand, Murray (term expiry June 30, 2021)
  • Byard, Edward (term expiry June 30, 2020)


  • Emslie, Michael (ongoing appointment) (Treasurer)
  • Morrison, Colin (ongoing appointment) (Vice-Chair)
  • Marsh, Roberta (ongoing appointment)


  • Hudek, Henry (term expiry June 30, 2020) (Chair)
  • Erb, Ray (term expiry June 30, 2021)
  • Youngson, Ron (term expiry June 30, 2020)


  • Jody Langhan of Fillmore Riley (legal adviser)
  • Andrew Kulyk of Eckler (actuary)

Announcements & Annual Reports

Please note that starting with the 2013 year, the annual Newsletter is incorporated into the Annual Report.


Defined Benefit Committee (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)

  • Barske, Barry
  • Hilton, Lorne
  • Bendor-Samuel, Andrew
  • Emslie, Mike
  • Youngson, Ron
  • Wiegand, Murray
  • Morrison, Colin
  • Hudek, Henry

Defined Contribution Committee (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)

  • Marsh, Roberta
  • Bendor-Samuel, Andrew
  • Youngson, Ron
  • Betcher, Mark
  • Erb, Ray
  • Townsend, James
  • Morrison, Colin
  • Emslie, Mike
  • Parrington, Lorraine

Operations Committee (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020)

  • Hudek, Henry
  • Townsend, James
  • Emslie, Mike
  • Marsh, Roberta
  • Byard, Ed
  • Erb, Ray
  • Betcher, Mark

Rules & Procedures for the Election/Appt. of External Trustees [PDF 2P/8KB]

Next Meeting of the Board

Monday, December 9, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:30 in room 3C12.

DRAFT Agenda

1. Reports from Committees

  1. Report from DB Committee
  2. Report from DC Committee
  3. Report from Operations Committee

2. Other Business

2019 Meetings of the Board of Trustees:

March 11 2:00 to 3:30 in Room 3C12
June 3, 2:00 to 3:30 in Room 3C12
September 16, 2:00 to 3:30 in Room 3C12
December 9, 2:00 to 3:30 in Room 3C12


Action Items from Prior Meetings [PDF 13P/209KB]

June 3, 2019 [PDF] (approved)

March 11, 2019 [PDF] (approved)

December 10, 2018 [PDF] (approved)

September 10, 2018 [PDF] (approved)

June 4, 2018 [PDF] (approved)

March 12, 2018 [PDF] (approved)

December 4, 2017 [PDF] (approved)

September 11, 2017 [PDF] (approved)

June 5, 2017 [PDF] (approved)

March 6, 2017 [PDF] (approved)


Minutes Archive

Documents and Forms


Trustee Code of Conduct - [PDF 10P/50KB]

Conflict Report - [PDF 4P/22KB] (blank)

Duties of a Trustee - [PDF 4P/21KB]

Trustee Consent & Undertaking - [PDF 1P/5K] (blank)

Travel Expense Guidelines [PDF 1P/60KB] 

Please use the University Travel Expense Claim form

Trustee Letterhead - [WORD 1P/25KB]

Pension Plan Documents

Statement of Investment Policy & Procedures 2019 DC [PDF 22P/940KB]

December 31, 2018 Actuarial Valuation Report [PDF 38P/1.2MB]

Statement of Investment Policy & Procedures 2018 DB [PDF 27P/332KB]

MB Pension Commission 2018 Annual Information Return [PDF 8P/611KB]

December 31, 2017 Actuarial Valuation Report [PDF 38P/2MB]

Statement of Investment Policy & Procedures 2017 DB [PDF 26P/329KB]

MB Pension Commission 2017 Annual Information Return [PDF 8/647KB]

December 31, 2016 Actuarial Valuation Report [PDF 38P/1.87MB]

MB Pension Commission 2016 Annual Information Return [PDF 8P/1MB]

December 31, 2015 Actuarial Valuation Report [PDF 37P/2 MB]

MB Pension Commission 2015 Annual Information Return [PDF 8P/884KB]

December 31, 2014 Actuarial Valuation Report [PDF 37P/1579KB]

Statement of Investment Policy and Procedures [PDF 38P/455KB]

MB Pension Commission 2014 Annual Information Return [PDF 8P/591KB]

Trust Agreement (Unofficial Consolidation) - [PDF 49P/3.24MB]

Please note that this document is an unofficial consolidation of the original 2008 Trust Agreement, incorporating two amendments. To view the original 2008 document as well as the two amendments that have been made to the Agreement, please refer to the links below.

Trust Agreement Amendments

Documents Archive

Terms of Reference

Board of Trustees

Defined Benefit Committee 

Defined Contribution Committee

Operations Committee

Board Chair

Committee Chair



Reception to Honour Trustees

On June 8, 2015 following the annual general meeting, the Board held a small reception to thank all Trustees for their work on the Board over the past year, and to honour exiting Trustees.  Jane Barske and Annabelle Mays were warmly thanked by Henry Hudek, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, for their contribution to the governance of the Board and were presented with a token of the Board's appreciation.

Jane Barske

Annabelle Mays

Past honourees:


Kyle MacDonald

Greg Gillis

Edward Byard


Judy Graham

2011 (Brent Stearns, Gary Maksymyk and Bill Balan were unable to attend the reception)

Jim Clark

Karen Zoppa

Valerie Gilroy

Dave Torz

Maurice Mearon

Wendy Josephson

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Contact Information:

Mary Anne Walls, Pension Administrator, 204.786.9280

Office Fax: 204.774.2935


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