Join Dal Staff and Faculty in Supporting United Way

Many people in our community were in crisis before the pandemic. They need ongoing support and that’s where we come in. Dalhousie will officially be kicking off their 2021 United Way Campaign on Monday October 25th. The campaign will run from October 25th – November 5th. And while things might look a little different this ….  Read More

September Newsletter Published

The latest newsletter features an article by Peter Wallace about sea caves and other unusual Atlantic landforms. There is a good collection of interesting notices and opportunities. The September issue also includes reports from the president and the treasurer, as well as the Membership, Pension Advisory and Benefits Committees. There is news from CURAC and ….  Read More

Call for Submissions

The deadline for the November ADRP Newsletter is November 27, 2021. If you have anything you would like to share with your fellow retirees, we would love to hear from you! Consider telling us about your summer adventures, subjects for the membership to discuss, opportunities for seniors, etc. Please submit them to adrp@dal.ca or MarilynKlein@Dal.ca.

More on Microsoft Licensing

(via Heather Schellinck) We have just received a message to the effect that HR has decided that all retired faculty will get A3 licensing and that is being re-provisioned effective September 1. 

Update on Microsoft 365 Licenses

We previously posted about changes to the university’s Microsoft Licenses. We have learned that if Retired Faculty wish to retain an A3 license (for use on desktop computers and mobiles) they must send a request to support@dal.ca. Otherwise they will automatically be moved to an A1 license (which is browser based). Regretfully, Retired Staff have not ….  Read More

SCANS Fall 2021

The Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia has revised its slate of courses for the Autumn. A course on “Plants, People and Politics” by Hilda Taylor has been added to replace the series on policing by Angus Smith, which has been postponed. The summary of the revised program is below. The new term will commence ….  Read More

Dalhousie Board of Governors Approves New Rink and Physiotherapy Clinic

ADRP members may be interested to know that Dalhousie’s Board of Governors has voted in favour of building a new Dalhousie Event Centre on campus. The following is an excerpt from the official announcement by Athletic Director, Tim Maloney: The Dalhousie Event Centre will provide an on-campus home for student ice-related programming (intramurals and clubs), ….  Read More

Changes to Microsoft 365 Licenses

Some of you may remember receiving the following message from Joshua Leon (Assistant Vice-President, Information Technology Services); it was sent on March 26th, 2021 (please note the active links within the message will require you to login to MyDal): Changes to Microsoft 365 licensing for Dalhousie will take effect in 2021. The majority of faculty ….  Read More

Chronic Pain in Adults: Challenges in Understanding and Care (May 2021)

Chronic Pain in Adults: Challenges in Understanding and Care (May 2021) Abstract Bulletin No. 19 of the CURAC/ARUCC Health Care Policy Committee reviews the need for a multi-disciplinary or biopsychosocial approach to the treatment and management of chronic pain. The reasons are clear: one in five Canadians (one in four seniors) experience persistent pain, up ….  Read More

Bombshell on catch-up Indexation

The most recent “Report of the Retirees Trust Fund (RTF) Trustees to Dalhousie Pensioners,” received in late February, mentioned that a decision on catch-up indexation had been deferred. The trustees met on March 31 and decided, as provided for in our pension plan rules, to use half of the $10 million RTF surplus identified in ….  Read More