KPU Retiree - Useful Links

A collection of useful links.

Higher Education

Third Age Learning at Kwantlen (TALK) - -  Creative and stimulating educational activities for adults over 50, offering both online and face to face events. Search “Groups in Higher Education” to find many discussion groups – from Higher Education Teaching and Learning to Future Campus, Future Learning to almost anything you can think of.

KPURA has a Facebook page:


McMaster Optimal Aging Portal, hosted by McMaster University focuses on healthy aging information provides information you can trust articles and commentaries rated by researchers on a variety of healthy aging topics.

BC University and College Retiree Associations

BCIT Retirees’ Association -

Camosun College Association of Retired Employees

KPU Retirees Association

SFU Retirees Association

UBC Association of Professors Emeriti

U-Vic Retirees Association

Association of BC College Pension Plan Retirees

Umbrella Associations

Canada - College and University Retiree Associations of Canada (CURAC)

USA and Canada - Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education   - US based

Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts & Technology Retirees’ Association (OCRA). -

Québec - La Fédération des retraités de l'Université du Québec (FRUQ).

Retirees Associations – Individual Memberships

Association of British Columbia College Pension Plan Retirees for members (and spouses) of the BC College Pension Plan – essentially retired faculty and administration – Membership $40/year

BC Federation of Retired Union Members (BC Forum) - Membership $20/year or $49/3 years – individual memberships for retired union members

Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) – a not-for-profit organization that provides a number of commercial and non-commercial services; advocates for seniors – “Our 300,000 members advocate for improved healthcare and financial security for Canadians as we age while enjoying great discounts and benefits.” Membership 1 year including 9 issues of Zoomer Magazine $24.95 


CPP; OAS; GIS and related

KPU News and Newsletters

KPU – General News Releases and Stories

               KPU Facebook

               KPU Flickr  

               President’s Reports to the Board

               KPU Student Newspaper - overall this is now a sophisticated student news outlet

Arts, Faculty of



Business, School of



Design, The Wilson School of


               Interior Design News          

Research and Scholarship


               Current Projects

Science and Horticulture, Faculty of       

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

HORT Facebook

Sci and Hort Facebook


Trades and Technology, Faculty of

Alumni Association