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The annual conference and AGM of the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada/Associations de retraités des universités et collèges du Canada (CURAC/ARUCC) will be hosted by the Association of Dalhousie Retirees and Pensions with partner the Saint Mary’s University Retirees Association, in Halifax, May 23-25, 2018, at Dalhousie and the National Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

Come down to “Canada’s Ocean Playground” for a series of discussions and presentations that are designed to be informative on several topics and relevant to activities within your local association. Extend your visit for a day or more to experience one of the world’s top 4 “Destinations on the Rise”.

We are pleased to have as awards banquet speaker the Hon Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, retired faculty member of Dalhousie University, and a member of the host association.

We encourage you to register as soon as possible.  The early bird registration discount expires March 15th. Also the off campus accommodation Westin hotel group rate expires in early April and is dependent on room availability.

Information on the conference and how to register online, plus a link to Halifax tourist information,  is available at

A Change in the Board of CURAC/ARUCC


The following announcement is from the CURAC/ARUCC Board. On September 18, 2017, Edgar Williams (MUNPA) tendered his resignation as CURAC/ARUCC Board Member and Secretary to the CURAC Board. Ed has served CURAC tirelessly since 2010, as Board Secretary, as a Chair of many committees, most notably as Chair of the Awards Committee (which he founded and whose structure and procedures he developed). Ed maintained many strategic duties and portfolios along the way, contributing greatly to the management of CURAC Board’s affairs. A fuller description of Ed’s considerable contributions to CURAC will appear in a forthcoming article on the CURAC web and in the Newsletter.

In accordance with the CURAC Constitution Mary Johnston (McMaster MURA) has been appointed as a Board member and as Secretary. This appointment is effective immediately and will last until the May 2018 AGM at Dalhousie University. Mary has served on the CURAC Board and has held several senior positions in the McMaster Retirees Association.

2017 CURAC/ARUCC Conference and AGM – very sucessful


The 2017 CURAC/ARUCC Conference and AGM is now history. A more complete recounting of this very successful meeting will appear shortly in an upcoming issue of the Newsletter/Bulletin. PDF copies of the 2017 Conference speakers’ slides are now available in Conferences tab.

To the Carleton University Retirees’ Association: Well done!