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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.


January 2019

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Spring Concert & Luncheon
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, noon
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building
Tanna Schulich Hall
527 Sherbrooke West

In partnership with the Schulich School of Music we invite you to attend MURA’s Fourth Annual Spring Concert & Luncheon. Join us for a delightful concert with our very talented students titled: Intermezzo: Carte Blanche, Jazz. Following the Concert, a light lunch will be served on the 8th Floor.

Registration and payment information will be posted shortly.


2nd Annual Pension Investement Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
Faculty Club, Billiard Room, 3rd Floor

Due to the overwhelming interest in the Roundtable Discussion held last fall, MURA invites you to attend our second informal round-table where members will speak candidly about the options they adopted to invest their pension fund.  The purpose of the meeting is to learn tips and best practices from each other.  To get the conversation going, a variety of members will speak about their chosen paths.

RSVP by Monday, March 25, 2019

Spring Luncheon Lecture
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:30 am Faculty Club, Billiard Room

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 Deepmind’s Montreal Office (website:, owned by Google, 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.

$20 members & guests, $26 non-members

Please confirm your participation by email or by phone 514-398-3942.



4th  Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 1:30 - 5 p.m.

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.

Registration and location information will be available in the spring.


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…

MURA 2019 Newsletter
Seeking submissions for the next MURA Newsletter!

Members are encouraged to submit stories about their retiree experiences (e.g. travel, senior savings tips, staying fit, local visits, research interest, etc.). Please feel free to submit any ideas on what you would like to appear in your newsletter. To view more suggestions about contributions from Joan Wolforth, newsletter editor, please click here.

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing Trips

The Ski des Amis group offers bus trips on Sundays at very reasonable rates (8 trips for $160 or $30 each). Locations include Gai-Luron, L'Esterel, La Montagne Coupée, Val Morin (Far Hills), Tremblant, Oxford, etc. The trail fee is paid at each centre.

There are 3 pickup places: Alexis Nihon Plaza, Decarie corner of Queen Mary and Rockland Shopping Centre.

For more information, please call 514-769-4480.

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.



Centraide Trivia Quiz
Faculty Club
3450 McTavish Street

Looking for a great way to beat the January blues? Look no further. Have fun and help raise funds for the McGill Centraide Campaign by joining the 3rd Round of Trivia at the Faculty Club. Create a team or just show up and you will be placed on a team.

For complete information, please click

If you would like to participate as part of a MURA team, please send an email to

 Future rounds will be on March 14, April 10 and May 8th.

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.