Programs for Retirees

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Opportunities abound

McGill offers retirees a range of programs to suit just about any interest. Whether you’re looking to continue your education or connect with your former colleagues, there are many ways to stay engaged with the University.

James McGill Society

The James McGill society offers you an opportunity to brush up on the University’s rich history and your knowledge of its many intellectual pioneers, who have changed the world through their powerful ideas and discoveries. Established in 1975, the Society convenes four to five times a year for engaging lectures, receptions and other activities. Learn more >>

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning

As a retired employee of McGill, you don’t have to look far to find exciting learning opportunities. The McGill Community for Lifelong Learning organizes peer-study groups on a range of subjects: literature, art, architecture, science, technology and much more. There are no prerequisites, no exams, no grades – and no age limits. Learn more >>

McGill Association of University Teachers

The McGill Association of University Teachers (MAUT) regularly hosts events to help retired McGill academics keep in touch with one another and take part in social, recreational and educational activities. Retired McGill managers are welcome to participate in events and are encouraged to call 514-398-3942 to be added to our mailing list. Learn more >>

PACE: Personal and Cultural Enrichment

Launched by McGill’s School of Continuing Studies, PACE: Personal and Cultural Enrichment provides the Montreal community with stimulating and culturally engaging lectures and workshops. PACE events showcase arts and culture, social issues, personal and professional development, and life transitions. Admission is free. Learn more >>

McGill University Retiree Association (MURA)

The McGill University Retiree Association/l'Association des Retraité(e)s de l'Université McGill (MURA/ARUM) is the recently formed association for all McGill retirees. Their three main goals are to build a sense of community among those who have retired from McGill; to monitor University policies on pensions and benefits as they apply to retirees in order to, when necessary, intervene with the University on behalf of their members; and to organize ongoing social events such as yoga, a book club, theatre visits and more. They are also planning annual get-togethers for all staff. Their email address is mura-arum [dot] association [at] mcgill [dot] ca and you can find out how to join MURA by visiting their website at