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McGill University Retiree Association

Association des retraité(e)s de l'Université McGill 



MURA sends communiqués to its members on a regular basis that contain the latest news on events, activities, and local items of interest. Previous versions can be viewed in the PDF format by clicking on the links below.


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  JUNE 2019




4th  Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:30 - 5 p.m. La Citadelle, 410 Sherbrooke St. West, 3rd floor (North and South)

Members are invited to attend MURA's fourth AGM to learn about progress, propose new ideas, and vote on issues pertaining to the development of the Association. Principal Fortier will be our speaker followed by a 4th Anniversary Celebration.

The title of Principal Fortier's talk will be “Looking Towards the Future:  A vision for McGill’s Third Century.”

For complete information and registration, please click here.

Please send any AGM inquiries to 

Cost: Free

Registration ends Monday June 17, 2019

Day Trip to a Vineyard
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Would you be interested in a winery tour followed by a delicious meal in the lovely Eastern Townships? We have been invited by the  retiree association of L'Université du Montréal (Après L'UM) to join them on their 4th trip to the Domaine des  Côtes d'Ardoise vineyard in Dunham that is celebrating their 40th anniversary (website).

Wine tastings are followed by a hot buffet lunch then a tour of their sculpture garden and a walkabout.

Cost: $55 ($40 tastings and meal, $15 transport)

Transport: coach bus, meet at 9:30 a.m., departure at 10 a.m., return by 6 p.m.
3744 Jean-Brillant (Metro Côte-des-Neiges)

Space is limited. Registration ends August 17th.

For complete information and payment, please click here.



Cycling Day Trips
Spring - Fall

MURA cycling enthusiasts meet weekly to visit some of the many excellent cycle paths around Montreal from end of May to October. Participants need to have their own bike and a way to transport it to the path location. Suggestions for venues include the Parc des Iles de Boucherville, the Soulanges Canal, The Beauharnois Canal, the Petit Train du Nord and the many paths in the Eastern Townships. These are all off-road dedicated paths, easy cycling (not Tour de France style), and within an easy drive of Montreal (as long as the various bridges are functional). If you are interested please send an email to MURA.

Cercle de lecture (en français)

Bonne nouvelle!  Un Cercle de lecture en français sera créé cet automne.    Le premier livre proposé par l’initiateur de cette nouvelle activité,  Claude Lalande, est Escales Parisiennes de Denis-Martin Chabot, en librairie dès la mi-juin. Le choix des oeuvres subséquentes sera fait par les membres lors de leur première rencontre lundi 16 septembre de 14 h à 16 h. Si vous êtes intéressés, veuillez communiquer avec Claude Lalande à ARUM-MURA. 

MURA Restaurant Group

This group visits the best BYOB restaurants in the Montreal area during the last week of each month. These restaurant visits are coordinated each month by a member of the group.  

For complete information about joining this group, please send an email to Joan Wolforth by clicking here.

To be noted…

Photos for MURA Website & Facebook Page

It's time to update photos of our members enjoying their life in retirement! Please send your pics to




Part-time positions at McGill for MURA Members

The University posts via MURA part-time positions for members. These are casual in nature and do not lead to full-time work.  If you would like to be notified when these become available, please send an email to:

If you are already on this list, you do not need to respond.


Of Interest at McGill

McGill in the Community

Visit the new McGill in the Community website to discover just how many public events and attractions the University has to offer by clicking here.





Please go to the MURA-ARUM Facebook page to see what other members are up to! This is a closed group, and all members are welcome to join. Click on the Facebook logo to view the page.