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

June Newsletter Now Available

The ADRP Newsletter (June) is now available. In addition to the usual reports and columns, there are articles of particular interest during these covid-19 times. The Editor, Marilyn Klein, is always eager to hear from those ADRP members who would like to share their vaccine stories or methods for coping with “restrictions.” For instance, in ….  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

Paul Huber made Honorary ADRP Member

At its March meeting, the Board elected to extend an Honorary ADRP Membership to Paul Huber.  His long-standing hard work and contributions to the cause were noted: Served on the Pension Advisory Committee as DFA rep and ADRP observer for over 40 years total; Served a term as a trustee of the Dal Pension Plan; ….  Read More

Member News: Randy Barkhouse Wins CURAC Tribute Award

Congratulations to longstanding Board member of ADRP and CURAC (Canadian Universities Retiree Associations of Canada), Randy Barkhouse who has received a CURAC Tribute Award.  Many ADRP members know Randy as being an expert on Dalhousie pensions and on university pensions plans across Canada.  We owe him a great debt for drawing our attention to the ….  Read More

April 2021 ADRP Newsletter (Vol 20, No. 2, 2021) now available

In this issue of the ADRP Newsletter (vol. 20, No. 2, 2021) we have our annual committee reports as well as interesting articles about hearing aids and our new Health benefits for Occupational Therapy.  The slate of nominees is also available. Your contributions are always welcome. You can send your stories and photos about travel, ….  Read More

Annual General Meeting (2021), 20th April, 2:00-3:30 pm (ADT)

ADRP had its 2021 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, April 20th (2:00-3:30 pm ADT) by ZOOM. If you missed it, you can view the Minutes (Draft) below or under the Documents tab on the main Menu. Draft Minutes – Annual General Meeting, 20 April 2021

Members’ Stories: Phil O’Hara

Members will be interested to read Willy Palov’s Saltwire story (posted March 29th, 2021, 11:30) on the bond between our Past-President, Phil O’Hara, and his Moosehead billet, Alexis Gravel. https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/sports/local-sports/cancer-fight-strengthens-bond-between-mooseheads-alexis-gravel-and-billet-even-more-569729/ Excerpt: “But the closeness between goalie Alexis Gravel and his billet dad Phil O’Hara goes another level beyond the usual relationship. Gravel lived with O’Hara ….  Read More

CURAC/ARUCC Virtual Assembly

All ADRP members are also members of CURAC/ARUCC, and CURAC/ARUCC is planning a virtual assembly. See below for details. The McGill University Retiree Association is honoured to host the  CURAC 2021 VIRTUAL ASSEMBLY Thursday, April 15, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (EST) or 2:00 — 4:00 (AST) Each year, the College and University Retiree Associations ….  Read More