University of Victoria Retirees Association


Nina and Leah holding the UVRA banner outside of our new location in R Hut

Announcing the UVRA Graduate Scholarship

The University of Victoria Retirees Association (UVRA) has recently established a scholarship for graduate students whose research focuses on the 55+ age group.

The UVRA has allocated $10,000 to launch the fund, and in addition, will match all donations up to a maximum of $25,000.

Your support will help students pursue their goal of conducting research on the many factors that influence aging and health outcomes within the rapidly growing 55+ age group.

Make your donation today, to have it matched dollar-for-dollar by the UVRA.

Click here to donate to the UVRA Graduate Scholarship

Important note (updated 28-April-2017)

Thanks to Suzanne Helston (UVic Human Resources) the current rates for the PBC (Pacific Blue Cross) EHB (Extended Health Benefits) plan, the RTO (Retired Teachers of Ontario) Plan, and the Johnson EHB are now posted to here, along with side-by-side comparisons of the benefits.


The University of Victoria Retirees Association (UVRA) began in November 1992 with an informal meeting of retirees from the institution. The Association was incorporated under the Society Act on April 13, 1994. From its inception, the association has grown from a few enthusiastic members to over 500 members. The Association is a member of the College and University Retirees Association (CURAC).

The UVRA's purposes are to act as a liaison between the Unversity of Victoria retirees and the University, to encourage and promote a spirit of collegiality among members of the association, to organize and promote activities for its members, and to facilitate interaction with other retiree/senior organizations.

UVRA is a thriving organization which is living up to its constitutional purpose of strengthening the link between retired employees, the University and each other.

The Association is making the best use of all the communication channels now available, and looks forward to continuing to support the University, as its members keep in touch with campus issues, people, and events.

We welcome all enquiries regarding membership in our Association. Please contact us at or at 250.472.4749

Isobel Dawson, Past President, UVRA


Contact us

Hut R

R Hut, Room 108 (entrance on the far left)

Office Hours: 1:30 - 3:30 pm, during normal University working-days

UVic Retirees Association, PO Box 1700,
STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

Phone: 250.472.4749


UVRA Executive (2017-2018)

Executive Board
President Peter Liddell
Vice-President John Anderson
Secretary Grant Hughes
Past President Dave Docherty
Treasurer Dick Chappell
Chairs of Standing Committees
Benefits Winona Pugh
Communications Melvin Klassen
Events TBA
Membership Zulette Gordon
Masterminds John Anderson & Lois Holizki
Newsletter Editor John Anderson
Elder Academy Dave Docherty
Members at large
James Pearce
Sandra Rifat
Juliana Saxton
Colin Scarfe
Ex Officio Members
Lois Jones (life)
Lois Holizki (UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health)
Benefits Manager (UVic Human Resources)



  • The UVRA's 2018 AGM was held on Wednesday, June 20, at 10 am, at Continuing Studies room 276. Reports presented at the AGM are online.
  • The April 2018 issue of the Grey Matters! newsletter is now online. Please click the Newsletters button to access it.
  • Thinking about retirement from UVic? Planning for retirement? See UVic's Planning Ahead web-site for information.

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