The Royal Society of Canada struck a task force in April 2020 to study the reponses and challenges in Canada's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The report on their findings can be found on their website outlining their perspectives on a federal basic income as part of Canada's recovery program.
The Health Care Policy Committee of our national organization, CURAC/ARUCC (College and University Retiree Associations of Canada /Associations de retraités des universités et collèges du Canada), has produced a document entitled Strategies for an Aging Population: Maintaining Independence. The committee invites comments from CURAC/ARUCC members on this draft.
The University has three active pension plans:
Pension Message from University Administration
We hope all of you are well and managing in these unprecedented times.
We are happy to announce that William Wareham has been awarded the 2019-20 UGRA Scholarship. William is currently doing an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics. He is the grandson of Dr. Robert McCrindle from the Department of Chemistry.
The university's Computing and Communication Services (aka CCS) has posted an important and useful warning on their InfoSec blog with respect to scamming during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out https://www.uoguelph.ca/ccs/infosec/covid19_scams for some valuable information.
The Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) has sent out an email to its members containing some very useful information. There are links to a number of interesting websites to keep you busy during these social-distancing days until we can get back to some of our regular activities. Below is an abridged version of the email. If you are not already a member of the GWSA, you might want to consider joining.
Seniors and Covid-19 - Some Common-Sense Suggestions
(With thanks to Brian Phillips, Chair, Retirees Association of Lakehead University, Communications Committee)
Seniors, in general, may not have the stamina to wait in long queues or jostle with anxious crowds to purchase items remaining on shelves, so it is only common sense that seniors take the Covid-19 situation seriously and make some preparations.