Retirees' Association

Retirees Association of Queen's

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CURAC/ARUCC (College and University Retiree Associations of Canada / Associations de retraités des universités et collèges du Canada) is the federation of retiree associations at colleges and universities across Canada. The web site is

As a member of RAQ you are automatically a member of CURAC. See the latest newsletter.


Member Benefits Through CURAC/ARUCC

The College and University Retirees Association of Canada (CURAC/ARUCC) is a federation of 40 organizations dedicated to promoting and sharing communications among member associations, fostering mutual assistance and speaking publicly on issues of concern to the over fifteen thousand individual college and university retirees across Canada who are members of these associations. A description of the organization is available here

2015 Annual Conference


The 2015 CURAC/ARUCC annual conference was hosted at Queen’s from Wednesday, 20 May to Friday, 22 May 2015.

The theme was "Looking Ahead".



Session I: Health of Seniors

Dr. Chris Simpson Dr Ken Le Clair Dr. Erica Weir

Session II: What is Natural?

Dr. John Smol

Session III: Future of Post-Secondary Education

Mr. Glenn Vollebregt Dr. Brian Frank

At the Banquet

Dr. Kohn Smol

At the Conference Banquet, CURAC/ARUCC Awards were presented to George Brandie for service to the Association on the occasion of his retirement from its Board of Directors, and to RAQ in appreciation of its work in organizing and hosting this conference.

Chancellor Jim Leech presents service award


The Conference Organizing Committee

George Brandie and Eleanor Rogers (Co-Chairs), Henry Dinsdale, Pat Oosthuizen, Barbara Tait and Cherrilyn Yalin

​Thanks to all our volunteers  for their help in making the conference such a success.

Conference Organizing Committee


CURAC Report on the Conference

Get it here


Organizing the Conference


Registration Form

You can fill in the form online, print it, and mail to Queen's.


Welcome to Kingston - Welcome to Queen's

See a brief description of the City of Kingston and Queen's University.


Getting to Kingston

How to get to Kingston by road, rail and air.


Conference Accommodation

Available at hotels and on-campus


Final Program

Get it here



Our Sponsors

The Retirees’ Association of Queen’s would not have been able to organize this conference without the support of the following organizations and people. We hope you will join us in thanking them, considering them when you need products or services they provide, and talking with their representatives at the conference.

Click on the icons to visit their web sites.


Platinum Sponsor

Queen's University


Gold Sponsor

Economic Select


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors