December Newsletter

In this issue: pension plans and fossil fuel investments, embracing photography, older but wiser, as well as the president’s message and committee reports. There’s a call for bridge players and you can learn the ABC’s of the ADRP. Click here to view the newsletter.

The General Meeting …

… will be held on December 14, 2021. It will be conducted over Zoom. Use the link below to join from 2PM-4PM AST. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84813959272?pwd=azNKZXhuc1ZkWTRRVGVhaWtDY3U2dz09 Meeting ID: 848 1395 9272Passcode: 334155One tap mobile+15873281099,,84813959272#,,,,*334155# Canada+16473744685,,84813959272#,,,,*334155# Canada

Tax Reduction Tips

. A virtual presentation on Income Tax Reduction and Estate Tax Elimination is being sponsored by the Office of Advancement at Dalhousie University on Tuesday, November 30 at 3 p.m. AST Participants will learn how to: 1) minimize or even eliminate taxes on your estate.2) change your estate plans during the COVID-19 environment.3) avoid double ….  Read More

Phil O’Hara featured

Phil O’Hara was the lead front page story in the November 8th edition of the Chronicle Herald. The longtime member and former president of the ADRP completed the 10 k event in the Bluenose Marathon and took another item off his “bucket list”. Read the story here.

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

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

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