Month: February 2021

Pension Reports

Reports at the February 24 meeting of the Pension Advisory Committee (PAC) showed that the Dalhousie Pension Plan had made a strong recovery from the drop in asset values of a year ago when the pandemic first hit. Assets increased by nearly $250 million to almost $1.6 billion from just over $1.3 billion. The 6-month ….  Read More

Good News Re. Benefits

Peter Wallace (ADRP rep. on the Dalhousie Benefits Advisory Committee) reports that five important decisions were made on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021: The premiums for the EHB and Travel Plans will be reduced 12% to the single rate of $35.72 /mo and for family $71.65  /mo, The Hearing Aid benefit will become $700 every 3 ….  Read More

Wanted: digital (assets/erasing) affairs speaker

University of Lethbridge Retired Academic Staff Association is planning a webinar on the subject of planning for digital assets/erasing the digital footprint on the death of academics. What can retired faculty members and other academic staff do to simplify the wrap-up of their digital affairs when that time comes? We are looking for an engaging/entertaining ….  Read More

SCANS Winter 2021

The Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia has started its slate of courses for this year. The Winter Term commenced February 1st and will run to March 12th, with one course offered each day of the week. SCANS members can still register for any course. All presentations will be provided via ZOOM. Topics include: The ….  Read More

January Newsletter

Please enjoy and share our January 2021 newsletter. Once again, Marilyn Klein has put together a wonderful mix of standard and special items. In her Report, our new President Heather Schellinck briefly reviews the latest agreement negotiated between the DFA and the Board of Governors. If you missed the ZOOM lecture by Paige Black (Dallaire ….  Read More