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

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

Request for Feedback regarding ADRP Communications

ADRP is always open to feedback from its members.  We are seeking feedback on communications between the Board and ADRP members.  We currently use five means of communication.    The first, a Post on our website, automatically generates an e-mail for anyone who has subscribed (approximately one-third of the membership).  You can subscribe at the ….  Read More

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

Annual General Meeting

The 2020 AGM took place November 17th. It was broadcast on ZOOM and was recorded. You can see the the minutes by going to the “Documents” menu item above at any time and clicking on “Minutes”. Look under 2020 and follow the link provided. You can also access the draft minutes here Fall General Meeting ….  Read More