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About the Emeritus Association

The Emeritus Association of the University of Calgary was founded in 1992 to serve members, the University and the public.

Its objective is to be the vehicle which brings together emeriti for the betterment of the membership and their families, and to foster ways that its members can contribute to the life of the university and society at large.

It provides a visible and active focus for the history, experience and expertise available to the University of Calgary and the public through retired university academic personnel.

The Emeritus Association maintains an active relationship with the University, and provides a discussion forum for former academic colleagues, whose input shapes the further development of the Association. Various issues of interest and benefit to members are monitored on a regular basis.

Meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of the month, except in July and August, at 2:00 p.m. Coffee and refreshments are served. Members and guests are welcome.

Association Activities

• University Senate membership
• Monitoring of pertinent and current issues:

• Pensions
• Benefits
• Health and travel insurance
• Canadian Association of Emeriti and Retired Academics (CAERA)

• Ad hoc University committees
• Contact point for the University for speakers, advisors, representatives and resource persons.

Membership Activities

• Monthly meetings with speakers
• Social events:

• Christmas luncheon
• President’s reception
• Coffee and refreshments at meetings

• Annual General Meeting and Reception
• Spring excursion
Life After Retirement (LAR) newsletter (Fall, Winter, Spring issues)
• Monthly E-letter
• Web site (regularly updated)
• Keeping-in-Touch Committee
• Forum opportunities
• Information resources
• Special ad hoc study groups

History of Emeritus Status at the University of Calgary

 "On May 13th, 1976, the Board of Governors approved the awarding of Professor Emeritus and Associate Professor Emeritus status to some retiring academic staff members.  On November 12th, 1984, General Faculties Council approved text to be added to the General Promotions Committee (GPC) Manual which set out the criteria and procedures for awarding Emeritus status (this text was subsequently approved by the Board).  Therefore, one can conclude that the University has chosen to grant Emeritus status rather than it being prescribed by the Universities Act or its successor the Post-Secondary Learning Act.  Emeritus status is not included in the Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (APT) Manual - that document refers readers to Section 11 of the GPC Manual.  Any changes to Section 11 of the GPC Manual would have to be endorsed by GPC and then brought to GFC and the Board for proper approval."

Source:  E. Sjogren, University Secretariat, December, 2010

The Members of the University of Calgary Emeritus Association 

• Emeriti of the University of Calgary
• Emeriti of other universities
• Spouses/Partners of deceased members of the Emeritus Association
• Special members: individuals approved by the Emeritus Association Executive Committee within the Association Guidelines

Contact Information

Emeritus Association

Telephone:  Contact any of the Executive Committee members

The University of Calgary
Art Building 615 
(On the 6th. floor of the Art Parkade)

2500 University Drive NW

Calgary AB T2N 1N4

This Website is intended to provide an overview of the activities of the Emeritus Association of the University of Calgary. Please feel free to browse around.