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Events and opportunities

Learn more about UMRA events and programs. We also feature UM events of possible interest to our members.


Join us!

Each year we organize various outings and events for UMRA members. Past events have included a guided tour of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, an educational daytrip to Glenlea Research Station and a guided tour of the Manitoba Museum and the 1919 Strike exhibit.

Check back here for links to other UM community events that may be of interest — from on-campus lectures, theatre productions and music concerts to UM’s annual Three Minute Thesis presentations by students to lifelong learning sessions offered by Alumni Relations.

Upcoming Events

  • Stay tuned for updates on future UMRA events!

Annual General Meeting

The UMRA president hosts an annual general meeting each year. Learn more and review minutes on our Governance page.


The UMRA newsletter is published twice a year in the spring and fall. It includes interesting articles that let you know what our former colleagues are doing, what’s happening on campus and various UMRA activities and events.

Read the latest newsletter (PDF)

Endowment fund

The University of Manitoba Retirees Endowment Fund (UMREF) was established in 2012 by the University of Manitoba Retirees Association (UMRA) to recognize the contributions retirees have made and continue to make to support the university’s teaching and research mission.

Learn more about the UMREF

United Way

Helping our community

U of M retirees continue to demonstrate leadership in support of the United Way of Winnipeg. Retiree donations in 2020 increased by 13 per cent over those in 2019, with 44 at the Leadership level, and 9 at the Major Donor level. This commitment continues to enhance our highly visible profile within the University and more widely among members of the general community.

UM President's Reception for Retirees

The President’s Receptions are held each year in the spring and fall.

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Contact us

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