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.
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 W129A Bennett Centre (moving to the Lorna Marsden Honour Court, effective August 2023). 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 email@example.com. Office hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., September to June. (During summer months, phone messages left at the office are retrieved and returned.)
YURA holds an Annual General Meeting in October each year, at which time members receive reports on activities and finances, and the composition of the Executive Committee for the following year is affirmed. During COVID times, the AGM has been held online, with technical support from the University's IT staff. This year’s AGM will be in hybrid format to allow for the greatest possible participation, to include those who for different reasons prefer to attend virtually, as well as those who can attend in person and connect with other YURA members over an informal lunch. Our confirmed guest speaker at the event will be Dr. Eileen de Villa, Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto. The date will be Friday October 27th, 2023. Information about the AGM will be forthcoming in our Fall Newsletter and on this web site. Notification of the AGM and relevant documents will also be circulated by email to registered members.