UBC ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSORS EMERITI REPORT OF PREPARATION FOR RETIREMENT COMMITTEE
Because life expectancy has increased dramatically during the last hundred years, most academicians can expect to live well past 65 years of age (the traditional age of retirement). Many will choose to continue working as they have, but others will choose to explore alternative ways to use the skills, knowledge, and wisdom they have acquired. These documents are intended to be used during such an exploration. They raise ideas and issues that come from the experience of other academicians.
The report was requested by the Executive of the UBC Association of Professors Emeriti. This Committee met over the course of a year, collecting and vetting materials, researching what the universities in North America had available to potential retirees, and researching websites and literature. The aim was to address the “other issues” besides financial and health (which are well covered at most institutions) that will be facing the academician considering retirement.
The report is meant to be shared with anyone who would find it interesting or useful. Please feel free to share it and/or post it on a website. It is also meant to be a living document. So if you have suggestions, ideas, or information, please forward them to me.
Judith G. Hall, OC, MD Chair of the Preparations for Retirement Group Professor Emerita of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics University of British Columbia e-mail: [email protected]
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Keywords: mandatory retirement