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York University Retirees’ Association


Hello, and welcome to the homepage of the York University Retirees' Association – YURA. Here you'll find all the newest information about YURA's events and activities, as well as news items and plans for the future. We are proud to have one of the most active university retirees’ associations in Canada, with about 550 retired staff and faculty.

Given the COVID-19 crisis, our future activities in 2021 are tentative until social distancing is eased. However, our communications continue through our quarterly newsletter, and our “PTP” sent out every few weeks. Our executive continues virtual meetings through Zoom. We continue to fund-raise to enhance our graduate scholarships. We continue to encourage membership renewal and to encourage new members to join so that we will be in a position of strength when things begin to normalize.

Governed by an experienced executive committee, YURA seeks to make retirement as enjoyable and enriching as possible.  Members of YURA enjoy a wide range of activities and programs, as well as advantages that allow members to pursue on-campus interests with ease.

All retirees of York University are warmly encouraged to join and participate in the activities of YURA.  For further information on the association, please click on any of the headings to the left.

Please take time to browse through our updated home on the web.  And thank you for visiting us!

--  Ian Greene and Charmaine Courtis, YURA Presidents


At the CURAC 2021 VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY on April 15th, our John Lennox was honoured for his contribution to YURA and to CURAC



To watch the video of the CURAC 2021 Virtual Assembly, hosted by the McGill University Retiree Association (MURA) on April 15th, please click here.  The video includes updates from CURAC and about McGill's 200th anniversary; the CURAC awards presentation; and a a fascinating and thought-provoking presentation by keynote speaker Dr. Moshe Szyf, who is renowned in the field of epigenetics. His talk entitled Nature and Nurture: How early life experience changes our DNA narrative, explored the age-old question of the impact of nature and nurture on animals’ responses to stress, and ultimately, outcomes in life. Watch the video.


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