The Windsor Conference
University of Windsor and St. Clair College
May 23 – 25, 2007
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Reception and Welcoming Addresses
- Howard Fink, President, CURAC/ARUCC
- Neil Gold, V-P Academic and Provost, University of Windsor
- Gordon Olafson, President, University of Windsor Retirees Association
- Jay Ertel, President, St. Clair College Retirees Association
- Brian Brown, President, University of Windsor Faculty Association
Thursday, May 24, 2007
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
- John Meyer (Local Organizing Committee Chair, University of Windsor Retirees Association)
- John Strasser, President, St. Clair College
9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
PRESENT TRENDS AND ISSUES IN PENSION PLANS
Introduction: Ken Pryke (LOC/University of Windsor Retirees Association)
Keynote Speaker: Sim Gill, Director, Pensions and Benefits Dep’t., Canadian Auto Workers
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Moderator: Bill Miller (Windsor)
- Bill Miller (Windsor)
- Bill Watson (Mercer Consulting Inc., Principal Actuary)
- Paul Owens (Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Pension Plan)
This session will deal with pensions at both the University and St. Clair College. The discussion will focus on accountability, performance, and transparency in the governance, administration, and operation of pension plans. There will be a particular focus on the nature of actuarial assumptions and their significance and impact on a pension plan; and on the key indicators that should be used to measure the performance and competitiveness of a pension plan.
10:50 a.m. – noon
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Moderator: John Meyer (Windsor)
Commentator: Greg Hurst, Morneau Sobeco Firm, Vancouver
Networking and discussions with CURAC Board and panelists
Moderator: Peter Russell (Toronto; Past President, CURAC)
- Len Rotman (Faculty of Law, Windsor)
- Greg Hurst, Principal Pensions, Morneau Sobeco, Vancouver
A discussion of the principles of fiduciary responsibilities and their application by institutional administrators and negotiating parties of collective agreements.
3:00 – 3:20 p.m.
CURAC/ARUCC ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Chair: Howard Fink (CURAC/ARUCC President)
Banquet at St. Clair College
Master Ceremonies: Jim Martin (Vice-President, St. Clair College Retirees Association)
Welcome: John Strasser, President, St. Clair College
Entertainment: St. Clair College Ensemble
Friday, May 25, 2007
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Moderator: Tarun Ghose (V.P. CURAC, Dalhousie)
- Mary V Seeman OC, MDCM, FRCPC, DSc (Professor Emerita, Department of Psychiatry, Univ. of Toronto)
- Cornelia J. Baines MD, MSc, FACE (Professor Emerita, Department of Public Health Sciences, Univ. of Toronto.)
- Raisa Deber, Ph.D (Professor, Health Policy Management & Evaluation, Univ. of Toronto.)
This session will focus in part on whether there are adequate medical resources for seniors and whether they will continue to be available. A second focus will review what research is currently being carried out on medical issues involving seniors.
10:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LONG TERM CARE: CAN YOU AFFORD IT?
Moderator: Gary Docherty (St. Clair College Retirees Association)
- Olga Crocker (University of Windsor Retirees Aassociation)
- Melody Miles (Executive Director, Hamilton Region, Community Care Access Centre)
- Al Grundner (Director, Long-term Care, Windsor Regional Hospitalâ€“Western Campus) PDF of his PowerPoint presentation
A discussion of the options and challenges in providing long term care for seniors.
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
COLLABORATION AND STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING
Moderator: Datta Pillay (Windsor)
- John Meyer, (Windsor, CURAC/ARUCC Vice-President)
- William Gleberzon (CARP, Communications & Public Policy)
What strategies can be used to protect and advocate for retirees and seniors health, pension and other benefits?
2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Moderator: Ken Rea (Toronto)
- Doug Creelman (Pres. Retired Academics and Librarians at the University of Toronto)
- Linda Pearson (Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education)
In what way, and to what extent, do they fit into the overall institutional strategy for its relationship with retirees?
John Meyer (Chair, Local Organizing Committee)
Howard Fink (President, CURAC/ARUCC)