The Memorial University of Newfoundand Pensioners' Association (MUNPA) is a non-profit organization that Welcome Signrepresents the interests of all retired faculty, staff and their surviving principal beneficiaries and dependant orphans.

Join US SignWho Can Attend Activities: All activities are open to all members. You are always welcome to bring along your spouse, partner or guest. Most events are held at no cost. Where a paid ticket is required, the event notice will clearly state details. Principal Beneficiaries, who are the surviving spouses/partners of deceased retirees, become MUNPA members in their own right, and are therefore welcome at all MUNPA activities.

2018 MUNPA Tribute Awards2018 MUNPA Tribute Awards Winners with MUN President and MUNPA presenters

MUNPA is very pleased to announce that Ms. Doreen Whalen and Dr. Edgar Williams were honoured with the 2018 MUNPA Tribute Awards at a ceremony hosted by Memorial President Kachanoski on January 17, 2019. Details of their exemplary service are found in their citations.

Left to Right: Ms. Karyn Butler, Dr. Edgar Williams, Ms. Doreen Whalen, Ms. Jane Foltz (President-MUNPA), Dr. Gary Kachanoski (President - MUN)

Annual General Meeting

Thursday, June 6, 2019, at The Fluvarium, 5 Nagles Place

The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 29.

The theme for the morning is Keeping Healthy with Diet and Exercise.

Our morning sessions will feature talks by Heidi Murphy, Dietitian with Loblaws, and Dr. Jeannette Byrne, Associate Professor, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, MUN.

9:30-10:30Heidi Murphy: Getting to Know the New Canada’s Food Guide
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:00   Dr. Jeannette Byrne: Importance of Exercise with Aging
1:30-3:00Business Meeting

Our lunch will be a Chicken Pot Pie meal, with a vegetarian option available.

There is no charge for attending the AGM. If you want to join us for lunch, the cost is $25.00, in cash or by check payable to MUNPA. Payment is due the morning of the AGM - no advance payment is required.

Please pre-register for the AGM by sending an e-mail to munpaevents@mun.ca. When you do, please let us know:

  • Whether you want to join us for lunch and, if so,
  • Whether you want the chicken pot pie meal or the vegetarian meal – cheese tortellini
  • If you have any dietary restrictions
  • If you need a ride

Pre-registration is required. It lets us know how many people to expect and how much food should be ordered. The deadline to pre-register is Wednesday, May 29.

Items of Interest

Your Voice SignThe latest issue of YOUR VOICE is available.Fall picture of the outdoorsWINTER ACTIVITIES - St. John's: Check out our winter lineup of St. John's events. Send a message to the Program Committee to register for winter events at munpaevents@mun.ca                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Congratulations Sign HATS OFF: Check out what our members are accomplishing.                                                                                                                                                                                          Academics Without Borders logoACADEMICS WITHOUT BORDERS:
Please check out these volunteer opportunities:   Opportunity 1 - Strategic Planning, Uganda and Opportunity 2 - Development of a University Registrart's Office, Rwanda Opportunity 3 -  Academic Skills Training in Law, Ethiopia                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Benefits PictureKnow Your Benefits - The Emergency Travel Health Plan. Explaniations by Mr. Glenn Roberts, Manager, Benefits, Pensions, and Compensation, Human Resources, MUN on the Emergerncy Travel Health Plan as published in Your Voice September 2018, Vol 16, No 4.Jim Wyse PictureWhat's Up with Pensions Remarks by Dr. Jim Wyse, Faculty of Business as published in Your Voice September 2018, Vol 16, No 4.
New Office Assistant Welcome Jackie Collins as our new Office Assistant March 4, 20192018 Christmas Food Bank Donation: Campus Food Bank thanks MUNPA members for generous donations totalling $636 + food items 

What MUNPA Does 

MUNPA advocates for its members through membership on the University Pensions and Benefits committees, and membership in the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada (CURAC). It maintains an ongoing relationship with administrative offices on campus, serving as your voice on issues of importance. Our administrative office is there to take member calls and emails, process correspondence and mail, and provide support to the MUNPA Board of Directors as needed. It is staffed on a part-time basis.

Please consider becoming an active MUNPA supporter - a great bargain at only $2 per month. This fee enables us to cover the costs of our talks, group activities, socials, and Annual General Meeting. It also covers the staffing costs in our administrative office and allows us to produce our newsletter, Your Voice, on a regular basis. This is not a compulsory fee for members, but without it we cannot maintain the full slate of no-cost MUNPA services currently available.

Payroll deduction is the preferred option for payment. You can get a deduction form from Human Resources, the MUNPA office, or get an electronic copy of the form here. Payment by check to MUNPA is also available on an annual option.

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Ongoing Maintenance: The MUNPA Website

Work in Progress SignMUNPA continues to work on updating its website to give you easier access to up-to-date information on what we are doing and events we are organizing, as well as to links to other sites that our members find useful. We strive to make more information readily available, while using fewer and shorter e-mails. As always, we welcome comments and suggestions on how to make the site more useful to you! Please send suggestions either to munpa@mun.ca or yourvoice@mun.ca. Thanks.



MUN Pensioners' Association (MUNPA)

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000