New Outdoor Event!

ADRP members are invited to gather for walks focused on birdwatching in three beautiful areas near Wolfville on Saturday, August 27th. We will be led by guide Richard Stern. This date has been chosen so we will catch migrating songbirds and shorebirds.  Annapolis Valley in Late Summer; Wilson’s Snipe, Miner’s Marsh (Susan Holmes) Our guideRichard Stern is ….  Read More

Dal Requires Password Change

Over the next few days all Dalhousie staff, retirees, faculty, former faculty and project account holders will be receiving messages to change their passwords.Dalhousie University is experiencing a cybersecurity issue. We believe there has been no breach of privacy, but to ensure our network and data integrity, all staff, faculty and project account owners are required ….  Read More

Summer Newsletter

The June 2022 Edition is here! In this issue:what your board has been up to, our financial picture, membership and benefits, a pension plan update, andnews from CURAC and SCANS. Be sure to read Peter Wallace’s illustrated essay on his love for Nova Scotia. Click here to view the online version.

ADRP Benefits for 2022

by Peter Wallace (Chair, Retiree Benefits Advisory Committee (RBAC) ADRP members will have gotten an email from Dalhousie Benefits in the last week of April directing them to a Dalhousie University Retirees 2022 Benefits Update Newsletter. The updated benefits were also discussed in more detail in the April 2022 ADRP Newsletter as well as at ….  Read More

AGM April 19th

The Annual General Meeting of the ADRP was held via Zoom on April 19th. The minutes of the meeting will be published as drafts when they are available. Some of the reports presented are contained in The April 2022 newsletter Additional reports are below: The President’s Report The Treasurer’s report The Financial statement The Webmaster’s ….  Read More

Latest Learning Opportunities

The Seniors’ College Association of NS ( will be offering a variety of courses both on Zoom and in person in HRM, Chester, Mahone Bay, Liverpool and Truro in the autumn of 2022.  SCANS provides a terrific opportunity for the 55+ age group to feed their curiosity. For details, click here to visit our Learning ….  Read More

ADRP member honoured

Dr. Mary R. Brooks has been awarded the Order of Canada. She is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of marine transportation, performance and supply chain management. She has acted as a policy advisor to governments around the world and has consulted widely in the transportation industry. Dr. Brooks is a Professor Emerita in ….  Read More

Pension Plan Update

Regarding the notice from the Dalhousie Pension Plan ADRP members and Dalhousie retirees received a notice from the Dalhousie Pension Plan in the first week of December that may have generated some confusion.  It gave a link to a newsletter from the Nova Scotia Pension Services Corporation, specifically from the trustees of the Public Service ….  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