2020 CURAC Conference

January 18, 2020

-- CANCELLED due to COVID-19 --

2020 CURAC Conference – UBC – May 13-15, 2020  

College and University Retiree Associations of Canada is a not-for-profit federation of retiree organizations at colleges and universities across Canada.

The next CURAC conference is being held from May 13-15, 2020 on the UBC campus in Vancouver, BC, just before Victoria Day. 

While UBC Emeritus College is the conference host organization, both SFURA and UVRA are supporting co-sponsors of the conference. SFURA is an active member of CURAC, co-hosting a previous conference at the University of Victoria in 2012. This is another West Coast opportunity.

The Conference theme is “Faces of Wellness and Well-Being”. See more information at: https://www.curac.ca/conferences/2020-conference-at-ubc/ . Please share this information with other members of SFURA who may be interested in attending the conference. 

An important feature of the conference is that the presidents of all three universities have been invited to participate in a high level panel discussion on the Friday program.  The program is not completely finalized however SFU Gerontology Professor Gloria Gutman is a confirmed speaker.

Registration is available at three levels:

1. Full registration (including banquet)

2. Day Registration (Thursday or Friday)

3. Banquet – Guest - the UBC Opera department will perform at the banquet

For those who might wish to stay in town during the conference may arrange accommodation on the UBC campus as well as downtown Vancouver:

  •  A block of rooms is reserved at a special rate at the Ponderosa Studios at UBC until April 13, 2020, right beside the conference venue on the UBC Campus, 2075 West Mall.  This rate is available for the long weekend as well. https://reserve.suitesatubc.com/vancouver/availability.asp?  Email: reservations@housing.ubc.ca
  • A block of rooms is also reserved at the Sylvia Hotel near English Bay at 1154 Gilford St. until April 13, 2020.  More information is available there by clicking on the link: https://sylviahotel.com/ Please call the Sylvia Hotel at: 1 877 681 9321 (toll free), 604 681 9321 (local)