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McGill University Retiree Association

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

 

COMING EVENTS

             
   
   
 
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. Her research evaluates how genetic variation affects response to diet and indicators of health. The overall goal of her research program is to design genetically-tailored lifestyle interventions to prevent chronic diseases.


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

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

Cost:
$20 members & guests, $30 non-members


RSVP by April 26
Email: maut@mcgill.ca
Phone: 514-398-3942


Walking Tour of St. Henri District
Wednesday, May 29, 10 a.m.


The MURA Bookclub recently read The Tin Flute by Gabrielle Roy. A member mentioned that there is a walking tour of the Saint Henri district that traces the characters from this classic novel. Members are invited to attend this walk that will be followed by a lunch at at restaurant in the area.

Cost: $15 cash

Rendez-vous:
Société historique de Saint-Henri
521 Place Saint-Henri (just across from Metro Saint-Henri) (Facebook page)

Tour Guide: Guy Giasson, President
Language: English

RSVP by May 26

Reservation: Spaces are limited
mura-arum.association@mcgill.ca (Please indicate Saint-Henri Walking Tour as the subject of your message)




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 at this event, 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.”

Cost: Free

For complete information and registration, please click here.

RSVP by Monday June 17, 2019

Please send any AGM inquires to:
mura-arum.association@mcgill.ca


   
 

PAST EVENTS

 
Spring Luncheon Lecture
Wednesday, April 17, 2019  Faculty Club, Billiard Room

Over 50 MAUT-RS and MURA members enjoyed a very informative and enlightening talk by 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, spoke about her fundamental research on reinforcement learning  and about AI applications in areas such as health care. Photos

 
Pension Investment Round-Table
Thursday, April 4, 2019

At MURA’s second annual Pension Investment Round-Table that was held in the Billiard Room of the Faculty Club, five speakers presented their chosen investment strategy. An open discussion followed between the speakers and the 45 members present ranging from investing either with a small or large firm, selecting the right annuity, opting for the McGill Group Life Income Fund (LIF), being a hands-on investor, to having a hedge against market risk. A most informative afternoon for all.

First Annual MURA New Members Reception
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Faculty Club, Maude Abbott Lounge

MURA was very pleased to host its first reception for new members who joined during 2018-19. Attendees enjoyed meeting members of the Board, catching up with their colleagues and making new friends in the cozy setting of the Maude Abbott Lounge. Photos

Fourth Annual Spring Concert & Luncheon 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building 
Tanna Schulich Hall

About 50 members attended MURA’s Fourth Annual Spring Concert & Luncheon. This event, in partnership with the Schulich School of Music, featured a fabulous concert ty a trio of very talented professors titled Intermezzo: Carte Blanche, Jazz (photo). Following the Concert, attendees enjoyed a delicious luncheon, where they caught up with colleagues and made new friends.
For previous years, view links below:

2017-2018
2015-2016