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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- Spring General Meeting 2019
Our regular Spring General Meeting was held on the downtown campus on Thursday, May 9, beginning at 10:00, on the 9th floor of the MB Building. See more information in the Newsletter below.
The April issue of the Newsletter (vol 29, no 1 - full version) is now available online. This newsletter contains information about our upcoming general meeting (May 9) and ongoing updates about our pension plan and health benefits, our scholarships and our upcoming social activities, and the electronic payment option for membership dues, among many other topics. Included are pages 5-7 of the Newsletter.
New! Electronic Payment of Dues (Via Interac)
The Join/Renew link at the left has been completely updated! You may now download and send in the memberhip form in order to join, while sending in your dues electronically. To simply renew your membership and/or update your information, download the renewal form and follow the instructions. It is as simple as doing and Interac payment through your bank!
Fall General Meeting & Christmas Luncheon (2018)
Cuparuc combined the Fall General Meeting and the Annual Christmas Luncheon into the same event.
The Meeting/Luncheon took 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 can be found in the Newsletter below. The Minutes for this meeting are posted under Minutes on the left hand menu.
Spring General Meeting 2018:
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 minutes of this meeting (Approved in December, 2018) have been posted under "Meetings" on the left-hand menu.
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]
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.
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.