Welcome to the Concordia University Pensioners Association's Web Site.
CUPA/ARUC serves to bring together retirees of Concordia University, both for social gatherings and to promote our interests as Concordia retirees, pensioners and golden-agers in general.
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Fall General Meeting & Christmas Luncheon
Cuparuc will be combining the Fall General Meeting and the Annual Christmas Luncheon into the same event. First will be the GM and then, for those who wish to stay, will be the Luncheon. The details are still being worked out.
It will take place in the morning and early afternoon of Friday, December 14, 2018, at the Downtown Campus in the Conference Centre of JMSB.
More information will follow as it becomes available.
Spring General Meeting: !
Our regular Spring General Meeting was held on the downtown campus on Tuesday, May 15, beginning at 10:00. We had a full house, including many not-yet members, who came to hear the presentation from Sun Life Insurance Company, our new health plan provider, and to ask question. There were over 80 people in attendance. Before the presentation, various committee reports were tables and the slate of new executive officers for the coming year was approved. The provisional minutes of this meeting will be posted soon, although they are not official until approved at the Fall General Meeting.
Sun life has provided us with all the material shown and distributed at the meeting. It is available in pdf format in both English and French:
1) The Presentation Slide Show: [English] [French]
2) How to Connect to your personal space on the Sun Life Website and what you can do there: [English] [French]
3) How to Connect to the Sun Life Mobile App: [English] [French]
The April issue of the Newsletter (vol 28, no 1 - full version) is now available online. This newsletter contains information about our upcoming spring general meeting (May 15) and information on our pension plan and health benefits. Our new health plan provider will be making a presentation. Our incoming president has provided some opening words. Our upcoming social calendar is presented. Finally, there are many other reports and some great articles by some of our regular contributors. It is an issue not to be missed!
Here is an electronic copy of that newsletter (Pdf). Copies of earlier newsletters can be found under the 'Newsletters' link at the left.
New Online Tools Coming Soon
The Cuparuc Executive have been exploring ways to share individual, personal information with members. The first project will be a tool whereby members can see whether their annual dues are up to date. We will also add a secure documents page where we can share with members documents that we could not put out on the open Internet. These projects will require a “sign-in” section of the website, where members will have to put in their username and password. We plan on creating initial passwords for most members by using a combination of information we have on file for them. Members will be invited (with instructions on the site) to change their password to something more personal and secure as soon as they first gain access. Those for whom we cannot automatically create a password will be advised of their username and password individually. If anyone does not wish to participate in this project and does not wish to have a personal account on our website, please inform your webmaster, Roger Kenner, of this desire at firstname.lastname@example.org Once members are comfortable with password-controlled section of the website, we hope to roll out other projects, such as on-line payment of dues and an online forum or bulletin board. More information will follow.
Charlevoix Trip: June 15 to 18, 2018
Our colleagues at l'Université de Montréal are organizing a 4-day excursion to the beautiful Charlevoix region. There remains space available and so they have opened it up to Concordia retirees as well. There is limited space and all bookign must be completed by May 1, 2018. Below find links to 1) The Full Announcement (French), 2) The Web Announcement (French), 3) The Registration form (French) and 4) an unnoficial English description of the trip
[Full Announcement (Pdf)] [Web Announcement]
[Registration Form] [Unnoficial English Description]
NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS
New security measures adopted by the University in January of 2016 made it impossible for us to continue to maintain our pensioners website on a Concordia server. The decision has been made to move our website to another server. Please note NEW ADDRESS below:
Please change all your links and shortcuts. The address is very much like the old one, except there is no period between cuparuc and concordia. Please note that there are two 'c' s together, in the middle of this address. The capital letters are optional and are provided only for clarity.
Please note that, until we can place a re-direct page at the old address, you will continue to see a Cuparuc web page there, but it no longer be updated. (If you are unsure which you are looking at, check the date at the bottom of the opening page: It should read Feburary 19, 2016 or later.
- CUPARUC Scholarsips and Awards: A photo of some of this year's award recipients has been placed on the page at the left. There is no longer a specific box to check off to contribute to our award; you must check off "other" and then write in the name of our award in full: Concordia Retired Faculty and Staff Awards Endowment Fund.
Scholarships and Awards
Did you know your Association funds numerous graduate and undergraduate awards? Check out the new Awards page at the left for more information.
Did you know that the Newsletter and Annual Minutes pages at the left include the entire collection, from the very first meeting? (There may remain a few gaps, as we cannot be sure of the number of newsletters published each year. Please help us if you have any of the missing material.
Have we got your latest email address? Check the colour of your name on the Membership List to see if we have an email address on file for you. If you fear that we may not have your most up-to-date email address, send a note to Roger@RogerKenner.ca with your latest email address.