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McGill University Retiree Association

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




Fall Luncheon/Lecture
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Members are invited to attend this luncheon hosted by the MAUT-RS and MURA. It will feature a talk by Professor Chris Ragan who is the inaugural director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill. He will be speaking on the topic of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, and its effort to reduce GHG emissions through the introduction of measures such as a carbon tax and cap & trade

Additional information and a link for registration will be sent to members in the fall.


Third Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Almost 100 members attended this year's AGM. The meeting was followed by a riveting talk by Professor Henry Mintzberg who presented his views on the current state of our health care system. This was followed by a reception where members had the opportunity to catch up with colleagues and make new acquaintances.

Museum Lunch & Tour
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Pointe-à-Callière Museum

Twenty members were entranced by a fascinating tour of the Queens of Egypt exhibit at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum in Old Montreal. The vivacious guide, Alexandre, entertained and informed with his with vast knowledge about these archeological finds dating back 3,500 years ago. Many of the attendees enjoyed a gourmet lunch at L'Arrivage Bistro that is located next to the museum that also provided a beautiful view of the Old Port area. Photos

Spring Luncheon/Lecture
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tadja Hall, Macdonald Campus

Over 30 MURA and MAUT-RS members enjoyed a luncheon with their colleagues and the view of beautiful Lac St. Louis at Tadja Hall.

Aftwards, Professor Elsa Vasseur gave fascinating talk: How to make sure cows age well? Perspective on the sustainable life of dairy cattle. She illustrated the many ways that improved living conditions for cows would increase their quality of life and milk production for dairy farmers. Photos

A McGill Reporter article on Professor Vasseur can be viewed by clicking here.

Campus Café & Concert
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

For the third consecutive year, MURA held its Campus Café & Concert in collaboration with the Schulich School of Music.  This year’s event entitled Musical Chairs Chamber Music Festival: Concerts and Masterclasses, featured students invited from Australia's Queensland Conservatorium and Finland's Sibelius Academy (photo). The concert was followed by a light luncheon and a friendly reunion. Photos

Holiday Luncheon
Thursday, December 7, 2017

A festive time was held by all who attended MURA's first holiday luncheon at the École des métiers de la restauration et du tourisme de Montréal. Fifty members were amazed at the quality of their gourmet meal that was prepared and served by the students of this school. Photos
Fall Luncheon/Lecture
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 

Over 50 MURA and MAUT-RS members enjoyed a very informative lecture in the Faculty Club Billiards Room by Professor Allan Greer, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Colonial North America at McGill, about the relationships between settlers and the indigenous people of Montreal during the mid 17th century. Photos

Third Annual Homecoming Reception & Concert
Friday, October 13, 2017

Before attending a moving concert featuring the talented McGill Baroque Orchestra at Redpath Hall, over 30 members enjoyed a lovely reception held on the 6th Floor of the Executive Institute of the Desautels Faculty of Management. The dean of music, Brenda Ravenscroft, spoke briefly, and Kelly Rice provided historical background to the work being presented. Photos
Water, Agriculture & Food Security
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MAUT-RS and MURA co-hosted a spring luncheon/lecture in the ballroom of the Faculty Club. Over twenty members gathered to hear James McGill Professor of Bioresource Engineering, Chandra Madramootoo, talk about the critical importance of water, its scarcity, and the need to improve irrigation to enhance food production on the world scale. Photos

Annual General Meeting
June 1, 2017

About 60 members attended the second AGM where they learned about MURA events and activities, and enjoyed a very informative presentation by Yves Beauchamp, the new Vice-Principal (Administration & Finance) on the proposals for the Royal Victorial Hospital. This was followed by a very cordial reception where everyone met with colleagues and celebrated MURA's second year. Photos
Walking Tour of Old Montreal
May 10 & September 20, 2017

MURA members and friends gathered on May 10th at the Centre d'histoire de Montréal, Place d’Youville, for a guided walking tour of Old Montreal. The guide, Tyler Wood, B.A. History, McGill, gave a captivating presentation with many details about the history of Montreal and the daily life of Montrealers during the 18th and 19th centuries. Some members enjoyed a delicious lunch before the tour at the L'Arrivage restaurant at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum.  Photos


Campus Café & Concert
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Over 40 MURA members gathered at the Schulich School of Music for the Campus Café & Concert event. Gili Loftus and Hank Knox played a remarkable four-handed harpsichord rendition of works by Bach, Handel, and Mozart. Everyone enjoyed getting together and having a particularly delicious luncheon, thanks to caterer, Emma Cerulli. From all accounts, the MURA Spring event was a big success! Photos
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