“Your Money Matters” – UGRA Spring Forum

Please mark the afternoon of Apr. 14th on your calendars and plan to attend the UGRA spring forum at the U of G Arboretum Centre.  There will be refreshments and an opportunity to socialize beginning at 1:15, followed by a panel presentation on a range of financial literacy topics beginning at 2:00. Continue reading ““Your Money Matters” – UGRA Spring Forum”

Grand River Cruise?

UGRA is making tentative plans for a special activity, a dinner cruise on the Grand River from Caledonia to Brantford and return (total of about 40 Km and taking about 3.5 hours.
The cost for the cruise and dinner would be about $50.00 per person (cash bar available). If there is enough interest, UGRA will also arrange bus transport from Guelph to Caledonia and back at a modest extra cost. UGRA is thinking that a talk on the Six-Nations history and recent issues would be educational during the cruise and possibly some music, too. For information on Grand River Cruises please look at www.grandrivercruises.ca.
The UGRA executive would like an expression of interest (no obligation, of course) so please let us know with a return message to grandtour@ugra.ca.

PENSION UPDATE

Do you know what Ontario’s teachers, municipal employees, and hospital workers take for granted that University employees are missing? It’s a multi-employer jointly sponsored pension plan (JSPP). Public sector workers in the aforementioned areas are members of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), OMERS, and HOOP respectively.

The University sector is moving in this direction via a ‘University Pension Project’ led by the Council of Ontario Universities and the Continue reading “PENSION UPDATE”

Very successful Fall Forum 2015

A very successful Fall Forum was held in early November, attended by many retired faculty and partners as well as by a small number of persons from Third Age Learning Guelph. Dr. Brenda Vrkljan of McMaster presented an informative lecture on the character and potential driving habits of elderly persons, based on studies of older drivers in Canada and abroad. Emphasizing that driving was an important element in modern social life and was central for most elderly remaining healthy and active in their community, she discussed the main characteristics and techniques of the Continue reading “Very successful Fall Forum 2015”

University’s Strategic Renewal Project

An invitation for UoG retirees to contribute to the University’s new strategic planning process …

The President of the University of Guelph has initiated a Strategic Renewal Process … “an opportunity for [the University] to articulate a common purpose that will shape the University’s future”. Dr. Vaccarino invites broad participation:
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Fall Forum 2015

Shifting Gears: Changing Perceptions About Older Drivers in Canada
Brenda Vrkljan, PhD, Associate Professor, McMaster University
November 5, 2015, 2:00 pm
University of Guelph Arboretum
Brenda is the lead investigator of the McMaster-Candrive team, a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR)-funded initiative (http://www.candrive.ca/). Her passion for promoting safe and functional mobility across the lifespan is the theme that “drives” her research. Over the past five years, the Candrive cohort study has been tracking the health and Continue reading “Fall Forum 2015”