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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.


March 2019
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  APRIL 2019




Spring Luncheon Lecture
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:30 am Faculty Club, Billiard Room, 3rd Floor
3450 McTavish Street

Come and join us for the MAUT-RS and MURA Spring Luncheon Lecture to hear Doina Precup, one of McGill’s stars in artificial intelligence (AI).

Head of Google's Deepmind Montreal Office (website), Prof. Precup of the School of Computer Science, will tell us about her fundamental research on reinforcement learning  and about AI applications in areas such as health care.

Talk: The Machine Learning Revolution

11:30 a.m. - cash bar
12:00 - buffet lunch followed by lecture

$20 members & guests, $30 non-members

RSVP by Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Email or  514-398-3942.



Spring Luncheon Lecture at Macdonald Campus
Friday, May 3, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
Tadja Hall, 21,082 Lakeshore Road

MAUT-RS and MURA invite members to attend the annual spring luncheon/lecture at Macdonald Campus.

We are pleased to announce that this year's speaker will be Professor Daiva E. Nielsen, from the McGill School of Human Nutrition. The overall goal of Professor Nielsen's research program is to design genetically-tailored lifestyle interventions to prevent chronic diseases. She is evaluating how genetic variation affects response to diet and indicators of health.

Title of talk: Advancing human nutrition research with application of genomics

11:30 a.m. - cash bar
12:00 - buffet lunch followed by lecture

$20 members & guests, $30 non-members (Cash at the door, or cheque made out to MAUT)

RSVP by April 26
Phone: 514-398-3942

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 the fourth AGM to learn about MURA's 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 inquires to 

Cost: Free

RSVP by Monday June 17, 2019


Bi-weekly Bridge at the Faculty Club

If you are a bridge player, come and join other McGill retirees at the Faculty Club every second Tuesday afternoon.  Five rounds of approximately 30 minutes each are played, and following Chicago Bridge style, one changes partner every fourth hand. 

For more information and to join, please communicate with:



Book Club

We have an enthusiastic group of at least 12 readers who meet on the afternoon of the first Monday of each month. We have chosen to read Canadian books this year and have developed an eclectic list, one for each month. Locations for the meetings will vary.

Info - email 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…

I Medici Concert for a Cure
Sunday, April 28, 2019,  4 p.m.
St.Andrew and St.Paul Church 3415 rue Redpath (Entrance for public on Sherbrooke St.)

I Medici di McGill will perform music by Wolfgang A Mozart, featuring Kyoko Hashimoto, piano, at a concert organized by Epilepsy Canada.

Under the baton of Maestro Gilles Auger, I Medici di McGill perform an all-Mozart program, featuring soloist Kyoko Hashimoto in Piano Concerto 23.  Also on the program is the greatly admired Symphony no. 40, and the Overture of Cosi fan tutte.  Proceeds of the concert will benefit epilepsy research in Canada.

For complete information about program and pricing, please click here.

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 Book Fair lives on...but needs volunteers!

Good news! The McGill Book Fair is continuing. However, they need help. In particular, they are looking for people willing to serve as depots in the West Island, T.M.R., N.D.G. and Westmount. Depots receive and store donations and, when convenient, bring contributions to Redpath Hall. Depot contact information is listed on the bookfair website.

If you are interested in serving as a depot, please contact us at or call 514 398-8105.



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.