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Grad Talk: Telling Compelling Stories

Mar 28, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Public

Grad Talk: Telling Compelling Stories

 

Whether it's a corporate setting, a stage performance, or just coffee with a good friend - knowing how to tell a compelling story matters. This two hour workshop workshop focuses on beginner skills. Finding your personal storytelling voice, the hard and fast rules of an enthralling story, stage presence, characters, and story structure. Discover ways to emphasize the strengths while minimizing the weaknesses. Pizza will be available.
 

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English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – General Conversation (10 week class series)

Jan 24, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – General Conversation (10 week class series)

About the ECP
CIE's English Communication Program (ECP) is a non-credit program that gives U of T students who speak English as a second language the opportunity to further develop their communication skills in English, gain insight into Canadian culture and life at U of T, and share cross-cultural experiences.

Classes are facilitated by volunteers with teaching, cross-cultural, and international experience.

The main registration period for Winter 2017 ECP is from December 6, 2016 – January 23, 2017. Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of January 23, 2017.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of March 27.

Classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.).

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

General Conversation (GC1):  This series of classes allows for general conversation, which can include discussion of Canadian culture, the explanation and use of idioms (figures of speech) and some practical, everyday English. Students can (and should!) tell the teacher what they would like to learn, practice and discuss. Some classes may have occasional outings.

This series runs Tuesdays at 1:00pm to 3:00pm starting January 24. 

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for our classes and out of respect for the many students who wish to take our classes but cannot get in, we have implemented the following attendance policy:

If you miss two sessions without notifying your instructor or the ECP office, you will be dropped from the class and a student from the waiting list will be admitted in your place.

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second class, or due to class cancellation.

If you are a new BookIT user, you are advised to register with the system in advance of the registration. Your UTORid and password are required to use the system. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Exam Vocabulary: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for undergrads)

Mar 28, 2017

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  • Undergrad Students

Exam Vocabulary: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for undergrads)

This workshop will go over typical vocabulary that is used in test and exam questions to help you understand what is being asked of you in each case and how you can incorporate this knowledge into your study strategies.

This workshop is part of a four-part series for the Winter semester.  All workshops take place from 3:15- 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the Global Lounge at the Centre for International Experience (33 St. George St.).  Other workshops in this series are:

Integrating Sources — January 17
Meeting New People — February 14
Time Management — February 28

 


 

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English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – Canadian Culture and History (10 week class series)

Jan 25, 2017 - Mar 29, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – Canadian Culture and History (10 week class series)

*Please contact the ECP office (see contact info) to check if you can still register and join the class (if there are available spots up to early/mid-February)

About the ECP
CIE's English Communication Program (ECP) is a non-credit program that gives U of T students who speak English as a second language the opportunity to further develop their communication skills in English, gain insight into Canadian culture and life at U of T, and share cross-cultural experiences.

Classes are facilitated by volunteers with teaching, cross-cultural, and international experience.

The main registration period for Winter 2017 ECP is from December 6, 2016 – January 23, 2017. Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of January 23, 2017.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of March 27.

Classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.).

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Canadian Culture & History (CCH1):  This series of classes allows students to actively discuss and learn about Canadian culture and history. It is loosely based on The Royal Canadian Air Farce’s version of “Canada: A People’s History”, a comedy TV show with a hilarious take on prominent Canadian historical figures. Gain insight into Canadian life and Canada as we know it as we move from the past to the present. 

This series runs Wednesdays at 11:00am to 1:00pm starting January 25.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for our classes and out of respect for the many students who wish to take our classes but cannot get in, we have implemented the following attendance policy:

If you miss two sessions without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the class and a student from the waiting list will be admitted in your place.

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second class, or due to class cancellation.

If you are a new BookIT user, you are advised to register with the system in advance of the registration. Your UTORid and password are required to use the system. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Multicultural Festival at CIE

Mar 29, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Multicultural Festival at CIE

Embrace cultural diversity through exciting performances, interactive activities and food.

Organized by the Global Student Network.

Wednesday, March 29th   11:15am - 5:00pm
at Centre for International Experience (33 St. George Street)

Join in!
This event is in collaboration with various student groups (confirmed so far):

U of T Portuguese Association
Caribbean Studies Students Association
UTESA (Ecuadorian Students Association)
UT East Essence Society
Association of Chinese Engineers
Indigenous Studies Students' Union
UTFOLD--Fly with Origami

Activities planned include: a salsa lesson, bachata lessons, forro lesson, Chinese calligraphy teaching, origami, ancient instrument, Ecuadorian song performances, henna art, music etc.

PERFORMANCES
11:15am  FORRO
11:45    SALSA TEACHING
1:00pm   BACHATA PERFORMANCE + CLASS
1:30    ENSEMBLE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MUSIC
2:30   BACHATA PERFORMANCE
2:45   GUITAR AND VOICE PERFORMANCE
3:00   ECUADORIAN MUSIC
3:30   ZOUK CLASS
5:15   PASILLO ECUATORIANO
(schedule may be subject to change)

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English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – Let’s Discuss (10 week class series)

Jan 26, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – Let’s Discuss (10 week class series)

*Please contact the ECP office (see contact info) to check if you can still register and join the class (if there are available spots up to early/mid-February)

About the ECP
CIE's English Communication Program (ECP) is a non-credit program that gives U of T students who speak English as a second language the opportunity to further develop their communication skills in English, gain insight into Canadian culture and life at U of T, and share cross-cultural experiences.

Classes are facilitated by volunteers with teaching, cross-cultural, and international experience.

The main registration period for Winter 2017 ECP is from December 6, 2016 – January 23, 2017. Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of January 23, 2017.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of March 27.

Classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.).

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

Let’s Discuss (LD1):  Enjoy informal discussions and share ideas on contemporary culture, current and general issues, and topics you wish talk about.  For each topic, we will identify key points that you can transfer to other speaking situations.  We can also explore issues of intercultural communication (greeting/meeting/chatting/leaving-taking; gestures/facial expressiveness/body language) and how understanding communication patterns can help you better ‘fit in’ to Canadian life. A Facebook group site will help guide the class (and you will be expected to participate!)  Want to try a local outing?  Suggest it to the group.

This series runs Thursdays at 3:00pm to 5:00pm starting January 26. 

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for our classes and out of respect for the many students who wish to take our classes but cannot get in, we have implemented the following attendance policy:

If you miss two sessions without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the class and a student from the waiting list will be admitted in your place.

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second class, or due to class cancellation.

If you are a new BookIT user, you are advised to register with the system in advance of the registration. Your UTORid and password are required to use the system. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

Jan 27, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017

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  • Active Staff

English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (10 week series)

About the ECP
CIE's English Communication Program (ECP) is a non-credit program that gives U of T students who speak English as a second language the opportunity to further develop their communication skills in English, gain insight into Canadian culture and life at U of T, and share cross-cultural experiences.

Classes are facilitated by volunteers with teaching, cross-cultural, and international experience.

The main registration period for Winter 2017 ECP is from December 6, 2016 – January 23, 2017
Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of January 23, 2017.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of March 27.

Classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.).

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTION

Practise Speaking English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (PD3):  This series of classes gives International Post-Doctoral researchers practice talking about their research and other topics in English.  The goal is to help participants improve their English speaking and listening skills important for academic presentations, answering questions, interviews, and conversations with co-workers, supervisors, and new friends in Canada.

This series runs Fridays at 10:00am to 12:00pm starting January 27.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for our classes and out of respect for the many students who wish to take our classes but cannot get in, we have implemented the following attendance policy:

If you miss two sessions without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the class and a student from the waiting list will be admitted in your place.

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second class, or due to class cancellation.

If you are a new BookIT user, you are advised to register with the system in advance of the registration. Your UTORid and password are required to use the system. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.
 

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Welcome and Placement Expectations

Mar 23, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Welcome and Placement Expectations

Welcome QE Scholars!!

We'll come together and discuss the scholar contract, review placement expectations, and review next steps that you'll need to take to prepare for Summer 2017. 

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English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – English in the City (10 week series)

Jan 27, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

English Communication Program – Winter 2017 – English in the City (10 week series)

*Please contact the ECP office (see contact info) to check if you can still register and join the class (if there are available spots up to early/mid-February)

About the ECP
CIE's English Communication Program (ECP) is a non-credit program that gives U of T students who speak English as a second language the opportunity to further develop their communication skills in English, gain insight into Canadian culture and life at U of T, and share cross-cultural experiences.

Classes are facilitated by volunteers with teaching, cross-cultural, and international experience.

The main registration period for Winter 2017 ECP is from December 6, 2016 – January 23, 2017
Most ECP classes are 2 hours each week and start the week of January 23, 2017.  They are 10 weeks long and will finish the week of March 27.

Classes take place at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George St.).

CLASS SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Pick one of the two series of classes
English in the City (EC1):  This class meets at a different city spot in a different neighbourhood each week. Practice English in real life situations and chat about social issues, popular culture, fashion, bad haircuts, relationships, cultural differences, world politics, etc. The focus is on enhancing communication skills and in developing confidence using English.  Gain insights into Canadian culture and life at U of T and in Toronto, and share cross-cultural experiences. Beyond the registration cost, expect to spend about $10.00 per class on city transportation, coffee or lunch. You can expect to do some walking, so dress comfortably! A Facebook group site (plan to participate!) will keep everyone up to date. 

This series runs Fridays 10:00am to 12:00pm starting the morning of January 27, 2017.

English in the City (EC2):  This class meets at a different city spot in a different neighbourhood each week. Practice English in real life situations and chat about social issues, popular culture, fashion, bad haircuts, relationships, cultural differences, world politics, etc. The focus is on enhancing communication skills and in developing confidence using English.  Gain insights into Canadian culture and share cross-cultural experiences. Beyond the registration cost, expect to spend about $10.00 per class on city transportation, coffee or lunch. You can expect to do some walking, so dress comfortably!

This series runs Fridays 12:00pm to 2:00pm starting the afternoon of January 27, 2017.

Attendance policy
Due to the high demand for our classes and out of respect for the many students who wish to take our classes but cannot get in, we have implemented the following attendance policy:

If you miss two sessions without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the class and a student from the waiting list will be admitted in your place.

Refund policy
No refunds will be given after the second class, or due to class cancellation.

If you are a new BookIT user, you are advised to register with the system in advance of the registration. Your UTORid and password are required to use the system. Call Robarts library at 978-HELP if you don't know yours.

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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VISP & Exchange Farewell

Mar 31, 2017

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  • Students

VISP & Exchange Farewell

A farewell event for inbound visiting and exchange students who are leaving at the end of the term.

Let's celebrate and reflect on your time at the University of Toronto! Say goodbye to your classmates and friends before you return to your home institution.

There will be food and activities!

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Therapy Dogs at CIE!

Apr 7, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Therapy Dogs at CIE!

Feeling stressed about final exams? Need a break from studying? Drop in and "take a paws" with the therapy dogs from Therapeutic Paws!

It's fun and will bring smiles!

Interacting with dogs is as useful as conventional stress management programs for reducing anxiety and depression, including increasing immunity and lowering blood pressure.

Friday, April 7th (1pm to 2pm)
in the Global Lounge at CIE

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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QES Intercultural Learning Module

Apr 7, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

QES Intercultural Learning Module

Please join us for a workshop and discussion around navigating cultural and social transitions while abroad. 

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QES Questions and/or Concerns?

Mar 16, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

QES Questions and/or Concerns?

This will be an informal drop-in, to discuss any QE Questions and concerns you may have. 

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QES Safety Supplement and Questions

Mar 23, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students

QES Safety Supplement and Questions

QES Scholars! 

We will use this session to discuss your safety supplements (forthcoming) and any questions you may have around logistics / housing / getting around safely in your respective destinations. 

This will not be a Safety Abroad workshop, but rather an informal discussion of key safety issues and concerns in groups, based on destination. To be facilitated by Aziza Virani and Megan McIntosh, the CIE’s Safety Abroad Officer.

 

 

 

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QE Scholar Social

Apr 7, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

QE Scholar Social

Please join us for an evening Social. Here is your chance chance to connect with other scholars from other programs! 

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Grad Talk: Seeking, Striving, Finding: Staying Motivated in Grad School

Apr 13, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Seeking, Striving, Finding: Staying Motivated in Grad School

Graduate school, as the saying goes, is more of a marathon than a sprint—but what does this mean in practice? In this workshop, we’ll explore the challenge of staying motivated when the finish line is nowhere in sight. This session will involve reflection, discussion, and creative exercises. Active participation is encouraged. Pizza will be available.

 

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Grad Escape: 4Cats Art Studio Junction: Bunny and Chicklet Mugs

Apr 13, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: 4Cats Art Studio Junction: Bunny and Chicklet Mugs

Hang with your peeps or special some-bunnies at our bright, cozy 4Cats studio and make one of our new Mugs of the Season! Through hand building techniques, you will make your very own mug from scratch using our amazing low-fire clay and colourful glazes. We’ll dry and fire your artwork in our kiln for you to take home approximately 14 days later. Mold your clay, shape your mug, design your character's original look, underglaze with your choice of colours and rejoice!
 

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CIE Visits St. Lawrence Market & Special Exhibit (about settling in Toronto)

Apr 19, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

CIE Visits St. Lawrence Market & Special Exhibit (about settling in Toronto)

Join CIE on Wed. April 19 to check out an interesting exhibit and visit St. Lawrence Market.
Take a break and refresh your brain during exam time with an afternoon outing, fun conversation, and opportunity to pick up some snacks and foods (plus some free treats will be provided to participants).

We'll meet at 1pm at CIE (33 St. George Street) and then the group will depart 20 minutes after that.  We will take the subway briefly so please be prepared to pay TTC transit fare.
The event will finish approx. 4pm/4:30pm.

About the exhibit:
Settling in Toronto: The Quest for Freedom, Opportunity and Identity

This exhibit explores how immigration and the experiences of new Canadians has transformed the city from the 1700s to the present. Through videos, oral histories, artifacts and historic documents, the exhibit will reveal the evolution of Toronto through personal stories of struggle, triumph, and celebration. This exhibit is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

About St. Lawrence Market (South):

Spacious market with 100+ vendors, bakers, butchers & artisans (and with produce & antiques on the weekends).


If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register in person, please contact our office at 416-946-8509 and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Grad Talk: Navigating Your Online Persona

Apr 19, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Navigating Your Online Persona

Work email, Utoronto email, personal email, texting, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat- is Twitter still a thing? Oh my! In this hour and half workshop we will explore our online personas as we navigate individual differences in communication styles and how they influence our personal and professional lives. Pizza will be available.

Presented by: Ashna Khanna and Lorri Pacheco, Peer Leadership Facilitators, Leadership Development.
 

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Represent: Student Leadership Conference

Apr 29, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Active Staff
  • Alumni
  • Faculty Members
  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Represent: Student Leadership Conference

Formally known as “SLC: Represent” – this conference provides incoming student representatives (i.e. elected/appointed representatives such as student unions, college councils, faculty associations, residence council members, and student societies from all three U of T campuses) with tools and resources to be effective leaders. 

This year's theme is "It Starts With Us". We want student leaders to feel inspired, empowered, and confident in their abilities to make an impact in the community. Whether you are in a representative role, an executive position planning events, or at the head of your student organization, our conference will have workshops and sessions catered to your specific responsibilities and interests. This way, you will gain insight into how YOU can contribute to bringing about change through your student organization and collaborate with others across campus. We believe anything is possible, and it all starts with us.

The conference will be held on Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th 2017 at Hart House. Application fee is $25 - which includes all meals, materials and social activities throughout the confernece. For more information on the conference (and to fully register) check out the Represent website

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Grad Talk: Cycling Safety and Maintenance

May 2, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Cycling Safety and Maintenance

Do you feel nervous biking in the city? Would you like to know how to keep your bike running smoothly? Come to Bikechain's Cycling Safety and Maintenance workshop! You will get tips and resources on biking safely in the city. We will also go over the basic maintenance you can do on your bike at home, and talk about when you should bring it into the shop for some more thorough care.

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Grad Escape: Guided Tour of the Art Museum of the University of Toronto

May 10, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Guided Tour of the Art Museum of the University of Toronto

Come on a guided tour of The Art Museum of the University of Toronto. The museum is comprised of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College. Building on the two galleries’ distinguished histories, the Art Museum organizes and presents an intensive year-round program of exhibitions and events that foster — at a local, regional, and international level — innovative research, interdisciplinary scholarship, and knowledge of art and its histories befitting Canada’s leading university and the country’s largest city.

Featured Exhibit:  It's All Happening So Fast, A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment From the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

This exhibition is organized in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

 

 

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