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McGill University Retiree Association

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



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

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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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