We are the oldest university pensioners' association in Atlantic Canada, having been founded in 1985 by the late Dr. Alastair Riach.
In the course of providing services to our members, MUNPA maintains various liaisons with the following MUN committees and associations:
|Committee / Association||Relationship|
|MUN Pensions Committee||A member of MUNPA's Board of Directors sits on the University’s Pension Committee to represent the interests of our members.|
|MUN Benefits Committee||A member of MUNPA's Board of Directors sits on the University’s Benefits Committee to represent the interests of our members.|
|Memorial University Faculty Association||A member of MUNPA's Board of Directors liaises with MUNFA.|
|CUPE and NAPE||A member of the MUNPA Board of Directors liaises with CUPE and NAPE|
MUNPA also maintains relationships / memberships with other groups and organizations.
|Group / Organization||Relationship / Membership|
|College and University Retirees Associations of Canada||MUNPA is a member of CURAC, which gives our members access to their services and benefits.|
|Academics Without Borders||MUNPA maintains and informal relationship with AWB through a MUNPA liasion (currently Dr. Ed Williams). Members who are interested can go to our AWB page for links to the AWB website for their News and Volunteer opportunities.|
MUNPA arrranges events, talks, and group gatherings for members both here in St. John's and Corner Brook.
We plan talks or outings for members, on topics of interest. There are usually two events per month, September to May. They are normally at 2:00 pm on a weekday, lasting usually about 2 hours. Ideas for talks or visits are always welcome. Preregistration is required for all our events, to know numbers expected. Some events have limited seats.
During Fall-Winter 2017-2018, our events included talks on travel, first aid, politics, gardening, genealogy, winter driving, and more! We visited Gower United Church, The Rooms, Quidi Vidi Brewery, and the Manuels River Interpretation Center.
Most groups meet September to June, standing down for July and August. Meetings are typically in the one - three hour range, each group setting their own time. Check our website Activities page for current contacts and meeting details. We welcome ideas for new groups.
OTHER EVENTS - ST. JOHN'S
We hold a Christmas Social in early December and our Annual General Meeting is held normally in early June.
At Grenfell there is a small committee which organizes events and outings each year for local MUNPA members. Any retirees from other MUN campus are welcome to join us if they live or are visiting in the area.
Our website lists all of our services and activities, and has links to related Memorial and community websites.
Our listservs, for sharing information to members.
Our newsletter Your Voice, available primarily on our website but also mailed on request to those without Internet access.
Our Tribute Awards, which are given annually, recognize the importance of the ongoing contributions of Memorial's retirees to the University and the Community.