McGill Campus by late Emeritus Professor and Artist, David Farley, McGill School of Urban Planning

McGill Campus by late Emeritus Professor and Artist, David Farley, McGill 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.
  • MURA is a member of the Canadian University and College Retiree Associations (CURAC), that has about forty member organizations in the ten provinces.


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 annual fee is $25 payable either by cheque or PayPal. See the Membership section of this site for details.



Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 2:30 - 6 p.m.
Thomson House 3650 Rue McTavish

Members are invited to attend the 9th Annual General Meeting that will be held at Thomson House. In addition to catching up with colleagues and making new acquaintances, you will learn about MURA's progress, propose new ideas, and vote on issues pertaining to the development of the Association. After the meeting, there will be a talk and Q&A session by President Deep Saini who was appointed the 18th President and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University in April 2023. 

A reception will follow to celebrate MURA’s 9th anniversary. We look forward to seeing you there! Program: Registration: 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. AGM: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. President Saini, Talk and Q & A: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Please use this link to register by Monday, May 27, 2024

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


Looking for a way to remain intellectually active during retirement?

Then you should consider the McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL). MCLL is a non-profit, volunteer community of seniors who wish to continue learning for the joy of it. Unlike traditional academic settings, there are no exams and no grades to worry about; instead the focus is on peer learning and active participation.  MCLL also offers a series of Friday lectures and workshops.  Members have the flexibility to attend sessions in person on the McGill campus or participate remotely.

Spring registration begins April 2, 2024. Please use this link for complete information.






Read all about us!

MURA celebrated its 9th Anniversary at the Annual General Meeting on June 12, 2024, and that means 9 years of news about McGill's association for all McGill retirees.
View MURA News Articles





Annual Newsletter

The annual newsletter includes recaps of events and activities and contributions from members on their experiences in retirement. Members are welcome to submit a brief text on the subject of their choice in either French or English to our Editor, Debbie.mercier [at] (Debbie Mercier.)






Published on a regular basis, they provide news about upcoming events, activities and items of interest in the McGill and Montreal communities.

View Communiqués

MURA YouTube Channel

View recordings of virtual lectures and learn about MURA.


MURA YouTube Channel


Hiring a MURA member part-time

MURA has an agreement with McGill that allows its members to apply for casual employment that does not lead to a permanent position.

If you wish to offer a casual position for a MURA member, you can receive information on how to proceed by sending an email to mura-arum.association [at] 



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