Services for Retirees

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As a former employee of McGill University, you have an incredible array of resources, services and discounts at your fingertips. From gym memberships and new email accounts to exciting travel offers and exciting courses, you can find it all here.

Discounted Fees for Athletics and Recreation
Looking to stay active? Whether its exercise classes, martial arts or recreational sports, the McGill Sports Complex offers many fitness options. Membership includes access to facilities such as indoor and outdoor tracks, gymnasiums, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, squash courts, and outdoor fields. (A separate fee applies to the Fitness Centre.) Retired
McGill employees receive a 25 percent discount on the price of a community membership package.

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Faculty Club
The McGill Faculty Club, located at 3450 McTavish Street, is a social centre for faculty, administrators, department managers, alumni, retirees and business professionals. Open Monday to Friday, the club provides members with a friendly and elegant location to meet friends, experience true hospitality and enjoy fine cuisine.

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Information Technology Services
The myMcGill web portal offers all retired faculty and staff free information technology services, including an email account and access to the self-service Personal and Employee menus in Minerva. Personal data storage space, virtual private network and wireless Internet access are also available on both campuses.

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Library Privileges
Retired McGill faculty and staff enjoy the same borrowing privileges as current employees. Simply present your McGill ID card at any of the University’s12 branch libraries to access more than six million print books, journals and electronic materials. If you no longer have a McGill card, please visit any branch library in person to arrange borrowing privileges.

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McGill News
Since December 1919, the McGill News has highlighted the achievements of McGill’s graduates and provided the latest news about the University and its people. The McGill News is published twice a year by the McGill Alumni Association. For a free subscription to this flagship publication please identify yourself as a retired McGill employee in an email to: news [dot] alumni [at] mcgill [dot] ca (news [dot] alumni [at] mcgill [dot] ca)
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FORUM Newsletter
Check out FORUM to read heartwarming stories about employees and catch up on news about colleagues who are retiring. You can also find all kinds of informative and relevant resources in this online newsletter produced by Human Resources for McGill employees. FORUM is intended to inform you about McGill University as an employer, and it also highlights achievement and special projects.  Read the online edition>>

McGill Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL)
MCLL organizes peer-learning study groups on many subjects such as history, world events and music. There are no educational prerequisites, no exams, no grades – and no age limits. MCLL is also part of the Personal and Cultural Enrichment Program (PACE). PACE’s evening and weekend sessions are open to the public, and cover a variety of subjects including arts and culture, social engagement and planning for life transitions. MCLL members receive a 20 percent discount on all PACE sessions.

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See the World with McGill!
For more than 25 years, the McGill Alumni and Friends Travel Program has offered exceptional travel opportunities to alumni and McGill retirees. From Antarctic expeditions to island getaways, we organize once-in-a-lifetime trips to amazing destinations – experiences made all the more special when shared with your fellow McGill graduates. We hope you’ll join our
cherished tradition of learning through travel.

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McGill Reporter
The McGill Reporter has been the main source of staff and faculty news since 1968. Apart from special print editions, the publication is now available online.

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James McGill Society
The James McGill Society offers the opportunity to brush up on the University’s rich history and the many intellectual pioneers who have changed the world through their powerful ideas and discoveries. Established in 1975, the Society convenes four to five times per year for engaging lectures, receptions and other activities.

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PACE: Personal and Cultural enrichment
Launched by McGill’s School of Continuing Studies, PACE provides the local community with stimulating lectures and workshops on a wide variety of cultural, social and personal issues.

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McGill Association of University Teachers (MAUT)
MAUT’s Retired Members section enables retired McGill academics to keep in touch with one another through social, recreational and educational activities. Retired McGill managers are also welcome to participate in events. MAUT publishes a bulletin several times a year with useful information such as updates on retirement benefits and privileges.

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Pensions and Benefits
Eligible retired members of the University enjoy continued access to post-retirement benefits, including Health, Dental and Life Insurance. Visit the HR website for general information. For specific inquiries, please call the HR Service Centre on: (514) 398-4747

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