CURAC Conference held May 22-24, 2019
The University of Guelph Retirees Association was proud to host the 2019 conference and AGM of the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada/Associations de retraités des universités et collèges du Canada (CURAC/ARUCC) May 22 to 24 on the Guelph campus.
Retiree association members from across the country gathered to share ideas and information and participated in a series of educational sessions geared to retirement life. This year’s sessions focused on health, a major area of research strength at the University of Guelph. Check out the program and speakers.
CURAC has posted summaries of the talks on their website.
This year we opted to do an online evaluation survey. We would appreciate all conference registrants fill out this short survey.
Rozanski Hall, named in honour of Mordechai Rozanski, the University’s longest serving president is our primary conference venue. The building, incorporating materials salvaged from a beef barn that stood on the site, has well-equipped classrooms that worked well for our program sessions and an atrium where meals and coffee breaks were made available.
McLaughlin Library is located at the heart of the campus and hosted our Friday afternoon program in the Robert Whitelaw Room on its second floor. Accompanying spouses were welcomed to conduct personal research in Archival and Special Collections.
The Art Gallery of Guelph on Gordon Street was the location for our opening reception. The Gallery, formerly the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, was established in 1978 and today is home to over 9000 Canadian and international works. It also boasts an outdoor collection of contemporary pieces in its sculpture park, one of the largest in Canada. One of those sculptures is a 71/2-foot-tall begging bear that stands in front of the Gallery and is regularly decorated or dressed to mark special events.
The University of Guelph Arboretum is located adjacent to the main campus. With its 400 acres of plants, gardens and walking trails it provides hours of enjoyment for members of the campus and wider community alike.