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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Our annual Christmas Luncheon, always a popular success, will take place on Tuesday, December 6, as usual at the Loyola Jesuit Hall and Conference Centre. Cocktails are at 11:00 and lunch begins at 12:00. The cost is $35 per person, which can be paid at the door. YOU MUST, however, reserve your spot by emails Wendy Hedrich at firstname.lastname@example.org
An invitation has been sent out by mail to those geographically close to Montreal. See this invitation in [English] and in [French] (as Pdf).
This event is always lots of fund and a great way to reconnect with former colleagues and friends. I hope to see you there!
Concordia is raising funds for United Way / Centraide again this year. You may have received a request for a donation by mail. If you would like to make a donation please send your pledge form to the following address:
Concordia's Centraide Campaign
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., FB 1130
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8.
You can also make a secure donation by credit card online here
To find out more about the campaign you can visit Concordia’s Centraide webpage
The October issue of the Newsletter (vol 26, no 2 - full version) is now available online. This newsletter contains information on our Fall General Meeting as well as on the Christmas Luncheon and on our proposed social calendar for the new year..
Here is an electronic copy of that newsletter (Pdf). Copies of earlier newsletters can be found under the 'Newsletters' link at the left.
Fall General Meeting
Our Fall General Meeting was held on November 2 from 10:00 to 12:00 in room H-763 on the Sir George Williams Campus. Graham Dodds, Political Science professor at Concordia, spoke to us on "Understanding the 2016 U.S. Elections." Photos taken at the meeting will be posted soon.
Spring General Meeting
Our Spring General Meeting was held on Friday, April 29, 2016 at HC-155 on the Loyola Campus. The meetng began at 10:00 and business took about an hour. Several members joined the Excecutive, and a few left. Our guest speaker was Elizabeth Langley, who presented an excellent and lively demonstration of the role correct posture plays in our bodies and in our outlook. (Read more about it in our Newsletter.). Elizabeth Langley has left us the following Notes (Pdf). Minutes from this meeting were approved at the Fall GM and are now available.
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.