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MURA trips & events


    • June 05, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Celebration Hall (Basement of Kenneth Taylor Hall), McMaster University

    Luncheon:  A light sandwich luncheon will be served while you socialize with friends.

    Special Presentation to the AGM — The unbearable lightness of Brexit

    The guest speaker will be Dr. Stephen Heathorn, Professor and Chair, Department of History. Stephen is a cultural historian of modern Britain and its empire.

    In June 2016 a slim majority of British voters decided they wanted their country out of the European Union. At the time the leaders of the “Leave” campaign claimed this would be a straightforward process that would lead to Britain “taking back control” of their sovereignty. But in the three years since, the British government has struggled to make Brexit happen. Why? What has caused the sense of near-perpetual crisis in government over leaving, especially in the past nine months? This talk will attempt to explain why Brexit has proved so difficult to accomplish and why the referendum three years ago set in train a massive disruption in British politics and culture.

    Business Meeting:  Including reports of Officers and Council Elections. The report from the Nominating Committee appears below.

    RSVP is required by May 24, 2019 to establish numbers for the lunch.  Contact Beth Csordas at, 905-681-2075. Let Beth know if you have an Ontario Accessible parking permit and require reserved accessible parking, or if you have a dietary restriction.

    Complimentary Parking for the AGM

    MURA thanks Parking Services for their generous support

    Retirees who do not have a McMaster parking permit and transponder will have access to Parking Lots B, C and D close to the Student Centre, and to the underground Stadium lot. Come on campus via the Sterling Street entrance.

    Park in any of these lots showing “Visitors - Open”. Take an entry ticket from the machine at the lot entrance and exchange it for a complimentary Rebate Voucher at the luncheon registration table. Your Rebate Voucher will be used at the exit gate to “pay” for your parking when you leave your parking lot.

    If none of these lots show “Visitors - Open”, use the Help button at a lot entrance that indicates “Full to Visitors” to gain access or be directed to an available lot.

    Retirees with valid transponders may park in any lot that shows “Transponders – Open”. During May to August, retiree parking permits allow access to Lots B, C, D, H, I, K, M, N, P and the Underground Stadium at all times.


    For the mobility impaired: If you have an Ontario Accessible Parking Permit and require reserved accessible parking, please be sure to tell Beth in your RSVP. Reserved parking will be provided in Lot C close to the Student Centre. Press the Help button at the entrance to gain access to the lot. Parking staff will be on duty to assist with accessible parking in Lot C. Please have an Ontario Accessible Parking Permit on display in your vehicle.

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