Establishing direct communications with its members is a major objective of the York University Retirees Association. To this end, YURA utilizes:
- this web site;
- emails concerning specific subjects such as membership renewals and events;
- YURA Newsletter, published four times a year, detailing news and items of interest -- Anne-Marie Ambert is the editor;
- Person-to-Person, a monthly mini-bulletin that allows YURA members to obtain and offer useful and practical information from and to other members on a wide variety of topics that may be of interest or of help -- Anne-Marie Ambert is the facilitator of PTP.
The YURA email listserve allows members to receive the YURA Newsletter and PTP in addition to immediate updates regarding retirement issues, timely announcements related to program activities, opportunities for volunteering, and other matters of current interest. Members who want to receive communications electronically should ensure that YURA has their current email address.
Members who do not have access to the internet or prefer to receive communications by the postal service must notify the YURA office, and print copies of communications will be mailed out to them whenever possible.
YURA publishes a newsletter which is normally issued four times a year. All members will receive one copy either electronically (or by post upon request during non-COVID times). The newsletter contains current information about York University, news about YURA members, and items of general interest to retirees. In recent years, the newsletter has featured reminiscences and travel experiences submitted by YURA members. These submissions are heartily welcomed. Members are welcome to propose items to be included and should submit these to the editor by contacting the YURA office.
The founding newsletter editor and long serving member of the YURA Executive was John Becker. The current editor is Anne-Marie Ambert, who has served in this role brilliantly since 2012.
Recent issues of the YURA Newsletter (pdf format) can be found by clicking on the links below: