painting of McGill campus by the late Emeritus Professor and Artist David Farley, McGill's School of Urban Planning
A painting by the late Emeritus Professor and Artist David Farley, McGill's School of Urban Planning

Welcome to the McGill University Retiree Association (MURA)


One community, one voice for all retired
McGill employees under one umbrella

What MURA Does For You

  • builds a sense of community among those who retire from McGill
  • monitors policies of interest to retirees, especially on University benefits
  • organizes social events such as concerts, lectures, information sessions, workshops
  • offers activities such as cycling, restaurant group, bookclubs, golf, bridge etc.

Membership Benefits

  • participation in the social activities of a dynamic community of McGill retirees
  • a voice in the discussions about University benefits
  • free associate membership for spouses and significant other
  • membership in McGill Athletics at half the public monthly rate. For information, please use this link.

Join Us!

Membership is free or at a nominal rate if you were a member of MAUT, MUNACA, MUNASA and SEU Trades (Downtown) at the time of retirement. Otherwise, the fee is $25. See the Membership section of this site for details.

Are you retiring soon from McGill?

If you are retiring soon, you can find useful information and guidance at these links.

Steps to take to prepare for retirement

McGill Pensions and Retirement

McGill Pension Information Sessions

The MURA Pre-Retirement Presentation

The MURA presentation helps you prepare for psycho-social and financial challenges of transitioning into retirement.  MURA Retirement Planning Presentations

Cover for YouTube video about MURA

MURA YouTube Channel

View recordings of virtual lectures and learn about MURA.

David Johnston 

Fireside chat with The Right Honourable David L. Johnston

Friday, October 21, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Le Nouvel Hotel, 1740 Rene-Levesque West, Montreal

Over forty members had the pleasure of attending a cozy fireside chat with The Right Honourable David L. Johnston, C.C., Governor General of Canada, 2010-2017, and Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation. The chat was moderated by Michael C. Kiefer, McGill’s first VP Advancement, who posed questions submitted by members before the event. Various topics included Canadian multi-culturalism and the role of the monarchy in our constitution. He talked about his book Trust: Twenty ways to build a better country, which explores ways to ensure individuals, their institutions and their country are more worthy of trust. The chat was followed by a book signing where many retirees had the opportunity to meet with their former esteemed colleague.

Please use this link to view a recording of the chat on YouTube.

Please use this link to view photos taken by David Brown during the event.

The Rideau Hall Foundation serves Canadians through a range of initiatives linked to learning, leadership, giving and innovation. Please use this link for more information and provide your support.

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