Welcome to Retirees Association

Welcome to the website of the University of Waterloo Retirees Association (UWRA). The UWRA represents the University of Waterloo retirees (both faculty and staff) and helps them enjoy their years of retirement.

The association consists of volunteer board members who represent retiree concerns on Pension and Benefits matters, Human Resources issues and UWaterloo policy changes. A complete description of the roles of the individual board members can be found at the UWRA board of directors home page.

There are many activities in the region that you can partake in. Some events of  the new tour schedule are finalized while others are in the planning stages and can be found under the "Socials and tours" header.

To keep informed of daily activities on campus, check out the University of Waterloo daily bulletin.

Click on the NEWS and/or EVENTS box below to keep informed of the latest news and events that pertain to you, the University of Waterloo retirees.

  1. Nov. 18, 2020Disabling of some recent retiree email accounts

    Some recent retirees may have had their email accounts inadvertently disabled.   IST is re-activating those as we are made aware of them, and putting in place a fix to prevent this from recurring.  No email is lost when this happens, but the account is locked out until IST  manually unlocks it.

    This affected employees who recently moved to Office 365 email, as part of our campus email project, and then retired.  It should not affect those who were already retired, or who did not move to Office 365 email.  It should not affect recent retirees who are also UW alumni.

    The issue was caused by automated account deprovisioning that detected a person no longer in the Workday HR system after their retirement, and if they were also no longer in the alumni database, the system removed their Office 365 email license as our system did not check retiree status.   IST is working on fixing this as quickly as possible.  

    Please contact IST to have this resolved

    Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 44357
    Email: helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca
    Live chat: Click to start a new live chat session

  2. Aug. 5, 2020UWRA Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Waterloo

    On July 13, 2020 the UWRA president Lynn Judge and UW President Feridun Hamdullahpur signed a memorandum of agreement that outlines the official relation ship between the UWRA and the University of Waterloo, making the UWRA the official voice of University of Waterloo retirees

    UWRA Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Waterloo(PDF) is avalible for download.

  3. Jan. 15, 2020Pension Information Sessions - December 2019 (Click to Open)

    On December 9 & 17, 2019 the Pension and Benefits Committee (P&B) hosted a total of five public information sessions for members of the University of Waterloo pension plan detailing prospective changes to the university’s pension plan.  A copy of the presentation as well as a video recording of one of the five presentations is posted to the 

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  1. Mar. 17, 2021UWRA Special Seminar: Outdoor Recreation and Health During the Pandemic

    UWRA Special Seminar: Outdoor Recreation and Health During the Pandemic.

    This seminar will be presented by Jim Ashworth, Paul Eagles, Stewart Forrest, all UWRA Board Members. There will be 40 minutes for presentation, plus 20 minutes for questions and discussions

    The seminar will take place on Wednesday March 17, 2021 from 1 PM to 3 PM, with the presentations starting at 1:30 PM. The first half hour will enable participants to visit with each other over ZOOM.

    Registration is required. The ZOOM sign on information will only be given to those who pre-register, to reduce the chances of meeting piracy as occurred with our first online presentation.

    Register in advance for this meeting:



    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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