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New Directions for RAQ

RAQ Needs Your Advice

We are trying to grow our numbers. This will increase our influence with Queen’s and help us improve services to our members.  As part of that, we are seeking your advice (even if you’re not yet a RAQ member) on how to best focus our services and resources.

Currently, either on its own, with Queen’s, or as part of CURAC (College & University Retiree Associations of Canada),  RAQ offers services like the following:


Lunchtime Guest Series

Lunchtime Guest Series

A new Lunchtime Guest Series is being offered by RAQ in partnership with The University Club. 

The first session will be in the Urquhart Lounge on Wednesday, September 6th at 12:00pm. Our guest is Dr. Brenda Brouwer, Vice Provost and Dean, School of Graduate Studies. 

The topic for discussion will be 21st century PhD training: Caving to the marketplace or driving it? 


Supplementary Travel & Health Insurance

The attached letter outlines options for supplementary insurance now available to RAQ members through RAQ’s membership in CURAC/ARUCC (College and University Retiree Associations of Canada / Associations de retraités des universités et collèges du Canada).  The Benefits Committee of CURAC/ARUCC compared the offerings of many insurers and determined that these plans offer the best deals for retirees.


CURAC compares our benefits with those at other Canadian post-secondary institutions

As noted in the last issue of RAQnews, we have been comparing our benefits with those at other Canadian post-secondary institutions (from a Survey of Medical and Non-Medical Benefits  conducted by CURAC).  As noted on the first page, the benefits affecting any Queen’s retiree will depend, to some extent, on what supplementary plan the retiree is currently paying for.

Specific questions about coverage have to be addressed to the relevant section of Human Resources, because they have your individual data.