Meet the Committees

The committees have been set up to address the different issues within the UBC Emeritus College.

Benefits Committee

The Committee monitors the benefits that retired faculty receive from the University. It draws upon the concerns and priorities of our members to identify possible improvements to benefit programs and makes recommendations for the college to pursue.

C-Chairs: Paul Marantz and Joost Blom

Communications Committee

The scope of its work involves all aspects of how our organization communicates with its members, our departmental reps, UBC administrators and beyond through its newsletters, web pages, office staff, survey questionnaires, brochures, E mail announcements, Memorandums of Understanding, and Special Reports.

Co-chairs: Herbert Rosengarten and Margery Fee

Continuing Scholarly Activities Committee

The committee is exploring how to make the continuing scholarship of retired faculty more visible in the university community, and sources of funding to optimize our continuing scholarly endeavors.

Co-Chairs: Judith Hall and Diana Lary

  • Jo-ann Archibald
  • Ken Craig
  • John Gilbert
  • Cindy Greenwood
  • Anne Junker
  • David Ley
  • Dianne Newell
  • Philip Resnick
  • Kjell Rubenson
  • Patricia Vertinsky
Finance Committee

The Committee monitors the finances of the UBC Emeritus College.

Chair: Michael MacEntee

  • Graeme Wynn
  • Richard Spencer
  • Steve Tredwell
  • Sandra van Ark (Administrator)
Membership Committee

The Membership Committee identifies concerns, coordinates activities, and maintains liaisons between the UBC Emeritus College and new and continuing members. In addition, the Committee investigates methods to improve relations between APE and the wider UBC community.

Chair:  Anne Junker
Vice-Chair: Steve Tredwell


  • Michael Davies
  • Linda Leonard
  • Olav Slaymaker
  • David Hill
Nominations Committee

The Nominating Committee consists of the immediate Past Principal (Chair) and at least two other members approved by the Council who propose a slate of Officers and Members-at-Large to be voted on at the Annual General Meeting.

Chair 2019: Dianne Newell

  • Elaine Carty
  • Philip Resnick
  • Richard Spencer
  • Steven Tredwell
Programs Committee

The Programs Committee is responsible for selection of speakers at our general meetings and for finding, suggesting, selecting and supporting program or discussion groups within the membership. The programs will fulfill a range of scholarly, informational, recreational and entertainment interests. This is a committee which solicits and encourages all your ideas for groups. So far we have an active photography group, film group and travel group and more will evolve.

Co-Chairs: Bill McCutcheon and Carolyn Gilbert

  • George Bluman
  • Sandra Bressler
  • Elaine Carty
  • Nichola Hall
Transitions to Retirement

The Transitions to Retirement Committee focuses on activities over the entire retirement spectrum including pre-retirement seminars, informal discussion groups, collation of information resources and activities directed at the early, mid and late stages of retirement. There would also be an opportunity for research projects focused on the retirement process itself.

Co-Chairs: Linda Leonard and Paul Marantz

  • Steve Tredwell
  • Diana Cawood