Draft revision of the UGRA Constitution

The UGRA Executive has made some minor changes to the UGRA Constitution, which was last amended in June 2023.  Changes to the Constitution will be considered at the Annual General Meeting on June 13, and must be approved by at least two thirds of the members in attendance.

As per the Constitution, members are provided the opportunity to read the revised version prior to the annual meeting.  You are encouraged to have a look at the attached draft and send any comments you have to the UGRA email address:

Retiree Microsoft 365 License Changes

Retirees are entitled to continued use of their university email address as discussed on the Retirees HR webpage.

However, this entitlement does not extend to use of desktop versions of the Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

On Monday, 25-Mar-2024, CCS will align Microsoft 365 licenses for some retirees with this standard. This process will also set the accounts' email storage limit and OneDrive quota to 50GB each.

UGRA Fall Forum today at 2pm

Attend the forum today at 2 PM in the Arboretum Centre or via Zoom.

Check the last e-blast for the Zoom link.

UGRA's Fall 2023 Newsletter is Out!

The UGRA Fall 2023 newsletter has been published and is being mailed to most UGRA members (unless you requested it not be mailed). You can download a PDF copy of the Fall Newsletter, or previous editions, by clicking: Newsletters

…BTW, if you appreciate reading the online PDF version of the newsletter, you can help reduce mailing costs by letting us know you do not want the paper copy mailed to you by emailing us at

U of Guelph United Way campaign has launched

The University of Guelph United Way campaign has begun. 

Every dollar counts. Each contribution will make a difference and fuel community change so please consider supporting the campaign.

Visit the Retiree E-Pledge page to make your donation.

Campaign Deadlines:

Payroll Deduction: Friday, December 15th, 2023

Event Fund: Friday, December 15th, 2023

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