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




Day Trip to a Vineyard
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Would you be interested in a winery tour followed by a delicious meal in the lovely Eastern Townships? We have been invited by the  retiree association of L'Université du Montréal (Après L'UM) to join them on their 4th trip to the Domaine des  Côtes d'Ardoise vineyard in Dunham that is celebrating their 40th anniversary (website).

Wine tastings are followed by a hot buffet lunch then a tour of their sculpture garden and a walkabout.

Cost: $55 ($40 tastings and meal, $15 transport)

Transport: coach bus, meet at 9:30 a.m., departure at 10 a.m., return by 6 p.m.
3744 Jean-Brillant (Metro Côte-des-Neiges).

Please note that the bus will not be stopping in Longueuil.

Space is limited. Registration ends August 17th.

For complete information and payment, please click here.



Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 20, 2019

At MURA's 4th AGM on June 20th, members heard presentations by the president on the many ways that our association has been "Strengthening its roots in the McGill Community" and "Expanding its Reach Beyond." The Vice President (Internal) spoke about the participation at this year’s events and the results of a member survey concerning event preferences.

There was an update on membership by former category of employment by the Vice President (External).  The members also voted on the 2018-19 financial review, the annual fee for members, and the budget for 2019-20.  As requested during the session, the treasurer will send  a more detailed breakdown of the MURA expenses. 
The Principal then gave a most inspiring speech on this year’s breakthroughs at McGill and shared with us a vision of the future for McGill's Third Century that was followed by a general discussion with the members.  The AGM concluded with a wonderful occasion for members to chat and mingle with old friends and colleagues while enjoying delicious nibbles and drinks. (Photos)

Walking Tour of St. Henri District
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Twenty members had the pleasure of  a walking tour of the Saint-Henri district.  Tour guide and lifelong resident, Guy Giasson, provided fascinating information about the area portrayed in Gabrielle Roy's famous and well-acclaimed novel The Tin Flute that was a recent choice of the MURA bookclub. The tour was followed by a wonderful lunch at the beautiful L'Ambroisie restaurant located near the Lachine Canel. Guy is also President of the Société historique de Saint-Henri (Facebook page) that offers these tours and has rotating displays on the history of St. Henri. (Photos)

Spring Luncheon Lecture at Macdonald Campus
Friday, May 3, 2019
Tadja Hall, 21,082 Lakeshore Road

Over 30 MAUT-RS and MURA members attended the annual spring luncheon/lecture at Macdonald Campus.

The speaker was Professor Daiva E. Nielsen, from the McGill School of Human Nutrition. Her fascinating talk was about 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.

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.
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