Membership in YURA is open to all retired employees of York University. The association provides activities, communication, certain privileges, and representation for pensions and benefits on behalf of members. The annual fee for membership is currently $25.00. The membership year runs from October 1 to September 30. Annual fees are due on or before September 30. New members may join at any time. See the membership form for prorated fees.
Membership is also open to spouses or partners, even if they have not worked at York, although they may not be eligible for all of the campus privileges that are available to former employees.
Numbering approximately 500 members, YURA has an elected Executive Committee and an office located at 101 Central Square on the Keele Campus. During non-COVID times, the office is administered on a part-time basis by volunteer members of YURA and can be reached by telephone at 416-736-2100, ext. 70664; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours during non-COVID times are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., September to June. (During COVID times, phone messages left at the office are retrieved and returned.)
YURA holds its Annual General Meeting on the York campus in October each year, at which time members receive reports on activities and finances, and the membership of the Executive Committee for the following year is affirmed. During non-COVID times, members mingle over an informal lunch, following a late morning talk by a guest speaker and prior to the AGM business meeting, which takes place in the early afternoon. During COVID times, the AGM has been held online, with technical support from the University's IT staff. Information about the Annual General Meeting can be found on this web site. Notification of the AGM is also circulated by email to registered members.