25 Year Club

The UBC 25 Year Club was established in 1971 by President Walter Gage to recognize non-faculty staff with 25 years of uninterrupted or accumulated service. In 2004, the club began recognizing active staff who have reached the additional milestone of 35 years of service, and in 2013 staff members with 40 years of active service were included in the recognition program.

Annual Dinner

Over the years, the annual dinner has become a wonderful opportunity for new, active and retired members to keep in touch with each other and the university in a warm, celebratory environment. Please ensure you keep us up to date with a current email address to ensure you will receive your invitation each year.

Next Event: May 8, 2020

The next 25 Year Club Dinner will take place on Friday, May 8, 2020 in the Great Hall at The Nest. Invitations will be sent out in March 2020.

2020 will mark the 25 year Club’s 50th Anniversary and to help celebrate we welcome you to share your photos, anecdotes, stories, previous dinner experiences from your time at UBC. Please feel free to send them to the current 25 Year Club President, Margaret Leathley (margaret.leathley@ubc.ca). We hope to share some of your stories and memories at the 50th anniversary dinner. Let the celebration begin!

Membership Criteria

To be eligible for membership, a person must have worked as an employee of the University for a total of 25 years, as of January 1 in their twenty-fifth year of service. On continuous service, up to 12 months leave is permitted.

If a staff member has achieved 20 years of service and subsequently goes on permanent disability, the staff member shall be deemed to be eligible for membership after five years on disability.

If an employee has split service, as long as they have a total of 25 years of accumulated service, they shall be deemed eligible for the club. However, each case will be reviewed individually by the Executive Committee to verify details.

The Executive Committee of the 25 Year Club will consider any other names put forward for membership on a case-by-case basis.

Benefits to Members

At the annual 25 Year Club dinner, the University President and 25 Year Club President present new members with gifts and a certificate from the University. Members also receive a membership card, which entitles them to privileges such as two-for-one admission to UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden, a free one-year membership to the UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA Membership Letter) and complimentary parking upon retirement. Membership also provides the opportunity to attend the annual dinner and celebrate with colleagues each year. There are no membership fees.