University of Victoria Retirees Association

UVRA members volunteer in the association's office.

UVRA members volunteer in the association's office.

UVRA member George Smith is among the volunteers who staff the association's office.

Lecture hall presentations

Lecture hall presentations

Dr. Ed Ishiguro, left, is one of the UVic retirees who shares his expertise through Elder Academy presentations organized by fellow retiree Dr. David Docherty, right.

2017 UVic United Way campaign

2017 UVic United Way campaign

UVRA members are involved in their community.  UVic retiree Patty Pitts, right, joins UVic's Associate VP Research Operations Rachael Scarth at the kick-off for the 2017 UVic United Way campaign.

UVRA board members

UVRA board members

UVRA board members Julianna Saxton, Peter Liddell and Zulette Gordon address the governance of the association.

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UVRA members enjoy various activities

UVRA members enjoy various activities

UVRA members enjoy various activities throughout the year such as cider tasting at Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse.

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President Cassels and UVRA President Peter Liddell

President Cassels and UVRA President Peter Liddell

President Cassels and UVRA President Peter Liddell sign the Letter of Understanding, Feb. 2nd, 2018.

Welcome

Welcome to the online home of the University of Victoria Retirees Association (UVRA).  Our goals are to maintain optimum liaison with the University, and foster the social, personal and intellectual wellbeing of our members and our community.

Our 700+ members enjoy several benefits.  Access to alternative health and travel insurance is possibly the main reason for joining; but our mandate to keep members and other retirees in touch with UVic includes special parking rates, gym and pool access, continued library privileges, free use of counselling services, and reduced membership rates in the University Club.

Membership is open to all retirees or current UVic faculty and staff of 55+ years of age who are officially retired (per UVic HR) or will be.  A limited number of retirees from other post-secondary institutions are also eligible to become Associate members, albeit with slightly more restricted benefits.  Likewise, the spouses of members in good standing.  We encourage members to take a lifetime membership, considered one of life's last great bargains, and to reduce the administrative work of our all-volunteer staff.

Our members stay in touch with one another and current academic research through our newsletter, Grey Matters!, our regular social events, and many attend our town-and-gown presentations, Masterminds (each April) and the Elder Academy.  The UVRA Graduate Student Scholarship Fund, a more recent initiative, is designed to promote research into an older population in cooperation with the Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health.

As a registered member-funded, all-volunteer association under the BC Societies Act, we depend on members who are willing to support the organization by helping in the office, on the board or committees, or in organizing one or more of our events.  Please contact our if this is you.