Two members of the retirees association, a woman and a man, smiling.

Our purpose

  • Act as a liaison between the retirees and the university.

    Promote an environment of engagement and learning by continuing the associations that members enjoyed as employees.

    Defend the interests of retirees in the pension and benefit plans of the university.

  • Support the goals and vision of the UM community through student awards.

    Organize recreational, educational, and other events of benefit to members.

    Facilitate interaction with other retirees and organizations as a means for sharing information on issues of interest to retirees.

News and events

UMRA newsletter

Our newsletters are published twice a year in the spring and fall. They include articles about various UMRA activities and events, what our former colleagues are doing, what’s happening on campus, and more.

UMRA events

Members stay connected through various social events, activities and programs offered throughout the year.

Learn more about UMRA events

Giving back

  • Scholarships and bursaries

    Through our donations and membership, UMRA supports student learning and research initiatives through the University of Retirees Association Bursary and the University of Retirees Scholarship Award. It also provides the second place prize in a UM thesis competition.

  • Mark O'Riley, Vice President and Janet Sealey, President of UMRA presenting Akshi Malik with her 2nd place trophy in the 3MT competition held on March 30, 2023.

Membership and benefits

We warmly invite all University of Manitoba retirees to join the UMRA community! 

The University of Manitoba Retirees Association (UMRA) gained its official recognition by the University of Manitoba May 14, 2003. UMRA is a founding member of the College and University Retiree Associations of Canada (CURAC). 

Join us for community events, shared newsletters, and discover new and renewed friendships. 

Find out more about UMRA membership


Contact us

University of Manitoba Retiree Association
c/o Learning & Organizational Development
309 Administration Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada