Universities Academic Pension Plan

Key Information


The Publications section contains many resources to provide you with more information on the Universities Academic Pension Plan (UAPP). Included here are the Actuarial Valuation Reports, Annual Reports, Business Plans, Communiques, Information Sheets, Member Handbook, Funding Policy, Sponsorship and Trust Agreement, and Statements of Investment Policies and Goals.

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Member Seminar

The Board of Trustees’ Office for the UAPP has prepared a resource to provide an outline of the plan. Included in the presentation is a brief high level overview of the governance structure of the UAPP, detailed information on the plan provisions that most impact members, and a summary of the uapp.ca website and Retirement Planner.

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Retirement Planner

The Retirement Planner is a member's key to personalized information about the UAPP. Here, you will be able to prepare retirement estimates that use your actual data. You will also use this link to find your annual member statement. For login and password inquiries, please contact Buck Consultants at 1.866.709.2092 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Alberta time during business days.

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Additional Information


Summary of recently posted documents as well as other information relevant to UAPP, including details on the Cost-of-Living Adjustments.


Links to useful forms for plan members and employers.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of often-asked member questions and answers provided by UAPP administration.


Links to our plan sponsors’ websites and other interesting information.


  • The Board of Trustees, as established under the Sponsorship and Trust Agreement, is responsible for administering the Plan and investing the Fund.
  • The UAPP is financed by employer and employee contributions, and by investment earnings. The Alberta Government also contributes towards eliminating the unfunded liability for service before 1992.
  • As of December 31, 2015, the UAPP had approximately 7,790 active members, 1,850 deferred members, and 4,960 pensioners.
  • The UAPP Fund’s market value at the end of 2015 was $4,044 million.

Mission and Values


It is the mission of the Board to deliver on its mandate in a manner that is consistent with:

  • high quality services to the UAPP members and stakeholders,
  • prudent investment of the Fund,
  • seeking stable contribution rates within the funding requirements of the EPPA,
  • best practices in pension plan governance and management, and
  • all applicable rules, laws and regulations.


In carrying out its mission, the Board is guided by the following values:

  • work in full partnership with Sponsors,
  • be member/stakeholder focused,
  • be open, accountable and responsible for its actions,
  • conduct UAPP business with trust, fairness and integrity,
  • adhere to the highest ethical standards,
  • value and treat its employees as a vital resource, and
  • learn, adapt and change to conduct the UAPP business better.