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Monthly Pension Update: February 2018

Posted 2018 April 03

Pension Plan Fund rate 5.0% through February 2018

Modest returns in both global equity and bond markets helped to partly offset losses in Canadian equities, resulting in a loss of -0.9% (net of fees) in February. Overall performance was also mixed -- returns were 62 basis points (0.62%) below the Fund's benchmark return for the month but 183 basis points (1.83%) above benchmark for the 12-month period ending February 28, 2018.

The net return after the first six months of the plan year stands at 5.0066% (September 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018). For additional detail, please see the new monthly report on Fund performance prepared by Investment Services.

Note that the current fund rate, which is calculated monthly based on reports from both our managers and the Plan's trustee, is now used to determine final values for members who decide to initiate pension benefit payments as well as for those who elect to transfer their account balances following termination or retirement. Active and deferred member balances are updated once each year based on the fund rate of return following our year-end of August 31.

For more information, please contact the Pensions Services unit of the Department of Human Resources.


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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 02:57 am events

Tuesday 2018 April 24th
08:30-09:30 - PMM Research Committee Meeting - Richardson Lab 102 - Chair: D. Lillicrap
9:00-10:00 Neuropathology Conference - Autopsy Conference Rm.
2:00-3:00 GI & Liver Conference - Autopsy Conference Rm.
4:00-5:00 Path 830/930 Dept Research Seminar - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre -
Alison Moore - MSc Candidate - "Characterizing immune activity in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with a high mutational burden"
Matt Cormier - MSc Candidate - "Investigating the influence of the microbiome on FVIII immunogenicity"

Wednesday 2018 April 25
8:00-8:55 Slide Review for the Royal College Exam - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. I. Barsoum
9:00-9:55 Micro Rounds - Multihead Microscope Rm. (Richlab306A) - Dr. M. Schneider
10:00-10:55 Gyne: Uterus - Richardson Lab Rm. 102 - Dr. T. Childs

Thursday 2018 April 26
11:30-12:30 Special Seminar - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Defining Insignificant Prostate Cancer: Elusive Or Illusive? Dr. Theodorus Van der Kwast
4:00-5:00 Renal Biopsy Round - Multihead Microscope Rm. (Richlab 306A)
4:00-5:00 Queen's Cancer Research Institute - Frontiers of Cancer Research PResentation - QCRI Room 100/101 - Theodorus van der Kwast, MD, PhD Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto - "Divergent differentiation underlying molecular-genetic heterogeneity of prostate cancer". Prostate cancer is highly heterogeneous both morphologically and at the molecular-genetic level. A pathologist's perspective will be provided to explain the genetic variation in localized prostate cancers, taking into account the various morphological variants of the disease.

Friday 2018 April 27
9:00-9:30 Gross Rounds - Gross Room - Dr. J. Rossiter
1:30-2:30 Hematopathology Morphology Round - Autopsy Conference Rm.

Tuesday 2018 May 08
4:00-5:00 Ninth M. Daria Haust Visiting Lecturer - Richardson Lab Amphitheatre - Philip Awadalla, PhD - Director of Computational Biology at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research; Professor of Population and Medical Genomics at the University of Toronto and Executive Scientific Director of the Ontario Health Study/Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project. "Exploring large population cohorts to capture genomic and environmental determinants of pre-disease states"

Friday 2018 June 22
1:00-5:30 Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine's Departmental Research Day will take place at the Kingston Yacht Club. Guest Speaker: Dr. Mark Ormiston. Please save the date!!!