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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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  AUGUST 2019




Evening at the Centaur
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8 p.m.
453 St. Francois Xavier St.

MURA has purchased 20 tickets for members to attend the Centaur Theatre, production of Alice and the World We Live In

"A sweet, tender, and often funny play about the nature of love, and learning to trust that it can sustain us as we discover how to move forward from trauma" - Eda Holmes, Centaur Theatre Artistic and Executive Director

For additional information about the play, please click here.

There is a pre-show conversation about the play starting at 7 p.m. - no registration necessary. 

Tickets - $20

Please reserve tickets by September 27 via email:



Taxation Information Session
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 2-4 p.m.
Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish Street

Are there questions  in your mind regarding taxation of your retirement income and accumulated assets?  Do you wonder whether you’re paying more than your fair share of taxes? What about estate planning? Will your legal heirs benefit from your remaining pension revenues or will the tax cancel out the potential financial advantage? If you’re looking for answers to these questions or other similar issues, you may like to attend this Taxation Information Session, that will be hosted by MURA.

Led by two experts from Richardson GMP in Tax & Estate Planning, there will be a 45 minute presentation followed by a Q & A where you will be able to raise issues of interest, and get the answers you need for an optimized financial and estate planning.

Please confirm your participation by October 18 via email:  Kindly include “Taxation Information Session” in the subject title.

Tribute to Bill Evans
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, 6 p.m.
Salle Bourgie, 1339 Sherbrooke St. W.

The 5 à 7 concert series at Salle Bourgie is presenting a tribute to the music of legendary American jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans by the François Bourassa Quartet. Wine and beer is available at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6 p.m. (website)

Tickets - $20.00

Please reserve tickets by October 31 via email:


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 depuis la mi-juin. Le choix des oeuvres subséquentes sera fait par les membres. 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…

McGill University Research Centre for Studies on Aging Health Day
6825 Lasalle Boulevard, Verdun
Friday, September 13, 2019, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Members are invited to the annual open house at the McGill University Centre for Studies on Aging (website) to participate in various workshops such as Laughter is the Best Medicine, Why is your Family History Important? and Cruising at Any Age. Attendees have the option of all day, morning or afternoon sessions.

Cost: $10 cash at door

Register by September 3rd

Complete Information

Sally Armstrong Massey Lecture
Friday, October 4, 2019, 7 p.m.
Centaur Theatre, 453 St. Francois Xavier St.

The Centaur Theatre is teaming up with the CBC to present the 2019 Massey Lecture Series. Sally Armstrong, bestselling author of Ascent of Women, journalist and human rights activist will be delivering an inspiring and informative talk based on her belief that humankind requires the equal status of women and girls.

Cost: $30 - tickets available as of August 12. Senior $5 discount and additional pre-sale $5 discount if call box office before August 12.

For complete information, please click here.

Overseas Volunteer Opportunity

The Colleges and University Retiree Associations of Canada (CURAC) is pleased to announce that the Academics Without Borders is looking for a librarian to go to the University of Central Asia (in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan) on a project to assist its library staff to fully utilize the Integrated Library Management Software “OCLC WMS Worldshare.” 

Complete information for this volunteer opportunity can be found at:  

Please direct any questions to:
Mindy Gordon
Executive Officer & Board Secretary
Academics Without Borders Universitaires sans frontières

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.