2017 Annual Conference and AGM, Ottawa, Ontario

2017 Annual Conference and AGM, Ottawa, Ontario

The Carleton University Retirees Association (CURA) will host the 2017 annual conference of the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada (CURAC) on the Carleton campus in Richcraft Hall (formerly called the River Building), May 24 – May 26, 2017. This coincides with the 75th anniversary of Carleton University and the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. We are expecting around 70 delegates from universities and colleges across Canada.

On Wednesday afternoon, May 24 from 2-4 pm the Provost and Vice-President Academic of Carleton, Peter Ricketts, will host a reception for all Carleton retirees and CURAC delegates in the Richcraft Hall atrium (2nd floor). This will be followed by registration and a reception for CURAC delegates in the same location. The Thursday and Friday sessions, May 25 and 26, and the Thursday evening Banquet, will also take place in the Richcraft Hall. The Program will feature sessions on health, wealth (the economy), and higher education.

Planning for the event is well advanced. The conference organizing committee is pleased to acknowledge financial support from Carleton University, the Bank of Nova Scotia, MFS Investment Management, Beechwood Cemetery, Listen-Up Canada, Economical Select Insurance, Collette Travel, Great West Life, Cleland Jardine Engineering.

Information about the conference speakers is here.


Registration: You can register online by clicking here for the conference website.

Accommodation: It is expected that Ottawa will be busy at that time, so it would be wise to register and book accommodation early. We have rooms reserved at the Best Western Plus Ottawa Downtown Suites (377 O’Connor St.) in central Ottawa, for $155 per night, including continental breakfast. (This is a new name for the hotel, formerly Best Western Plus Victoria Park Suites.) Phone to reserve at 1-800-465-7275. Rooms are also reserved at the Carleton University Residences. They can now be booked by phoning 613-520-2600 Ext 1487. They are about $55 per night per bed for single rooms, and $65 per bed per night for suites, but check prices when you phone. (There is no online booking site). Parking is available at about $10 per day.

For other accommodation, and for attractions of the National Capital Region, visit Ottawa Tourism at http://www.ottawatourism.ca.

Stay tuned for more information as we get nearer to the conference date. For more information contact Bob Morrison (robertmorrison@rogers.com) or David Holmes (david.holmes@carleton.ca), conference co-chairs. We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa in May.

The updated Conference program is available by clicking here. A convenient campus map is available here.