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GA Board Game Night #2

Jan 20, 2017

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  • Public
  • Students

GA Board Game Night #2

Please note that this event is for visiting & inbound exchange students at U of T.

Drop in for a casual, and competitive, round of games and snacks with the Global Ambassadors at CIE. We'll have all kinds of games, from the old classics to the popular games of today. This is a great chance to connect with your GA and meet some new friends.

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Grad Talk: Getting It Done: Managing Competing Demands On Your Time as a Graduate Student

Jan 25, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Getting It Done: Managing Competing Demands On Your Time as a Graduate Student

In this workshop, we’ll examine the reasons behind “productivity bottlenecks” that plague many a grad student, and discuss practical methods for budgeting our time and energy. We’ll discuss ways to manage procrastination, heavy writing loads, and seasonal deadline crunches, with an eye to introducing strategies that will help you balance research and teaching with the rest of your life. Presented by the Academic Success Centre. Pizza will be available.


 

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CIE presents: Skills & Thrills

Jan 25, 2017

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  • Public
  • Students

CIE presents: Skills & Thrills

Come and check out the talent that U of T has to offer!

Singers, dancers, poets, storytellers and other performers welcome! You are also welcome to just come and watch. If you have a talent you would like to share we want to hear from you.

Please send an email to k.collins@utoronto.ca if you would like to perform. Performers are welcome to sign up on the night as well.

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Grad Escape: Bampot House of Tea and Boardgames

Jan 26, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Bampot House of Tea and Boardgames

Join your fellow graduate students for some tea, refreshments and play unlimited board games at this popular venue.

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Intercultural Communication: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for grads)

Jan 31, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Intercultural Communication: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for grads)

In this workshop you will consider what culture is and how it impacts on communication.  You will have a chance to consider your own communication style as well as that of others.

This workshop is part of a three-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:


Meeting New People — February 14
Time Management — March 14
 

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Adventure to Allan Gardens

Feb 2, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

Adventure to Allan Gardens

It may be the dead of winter, but the beautiful Allan Gardens Conservatory blooms and thrives year-round! We'll explore this garden-filled greenhouse that covers over 16,000 square feet, then head over to Maple Leaf Gardens retail complex for some quick shopping or something warm to eat or drink (there will also be some free treats for participants)! Did you know this shopping complex is a historical site that used to be the home stadium for the Toronto Maple Leafs for over 60 years?

Important Details:

-We will meet at 2pm at CIE (Cumberland House, 33 St. George Street); the group will depart 15 min. after that so please be on time.  We will return to CIE approx. 4:30pm after the event.

-We will need to take the TTC streetcar to the location and back (please be prepared by bringing your own TTC fare or exact cash).  It is not a far travel.   Info on TTC prices: http://www.ttc.ca/Fares_and_passes/Prices/index.jsp

-We're not sure what the temperature wil be outside that day but some parts of the Allan Gardens greenhouse may be quite warm/humid...so best to dress in layers.

If you signed up but are unable to attend, please cancel/update your registration so that others can sign up and join.

If there is an issue with registering on BookIT, please see Elaine Munro in the Global Lounge (1st floor) of Cumberland House (CIE).

If you have an accessibility requirement or special circumstance and would prefer to register for a spot in person, please let us know as soon as possible prior to the event by email: elaine.munro@utoronto.ca; by phone - 416-946-8509; or by visiting us at CIE (33 St. George St) on the 1st floor.  We will do our best to accommodate you.

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Grad Escape: Skating at Harbourfront Centre: DJ Skate Nights!

Feb 4, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Skating at Harbourfront Centre: DJ Skate Nights!

Join us at Harbourfront skating rink for some skating There will be a live DJ with music! You are encouraged to bring your own skates. 

If you do not have skates, you will be required to rent skates at the venue:  the cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

CSA approved helmets are mandatory for children and strongly recommended for adults in order to protect oneself from potential concussion injuries.

 

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Grad Talk: Beyond Books: Using the U of T Libraries as a Grad Student

Feb 7, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Beyond Books: Using the U of T Libraries as a Grad Student

With 44 libraries at the University of Toronto, it may be overwhelming to figure out where to begin conducting research. This talk will showcase library resources and services that are of particular interest to grad students, including unique collections beyond books (e.g., archives, maps, and datasets) and how librarians can support grad students with their research process. Pizza will be served.

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Grad Talk: Money Matters

Feb 8, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Money Matters

Not sure how to make ends meet? Anxious about saving? Curious about credit cards? Join us for a workshop on spending, borrowing and saving while at school. Money Matters looks at how to create a spending plan that matches your expenses, how to use credit cards to improve your credit history, and where to go to find help and more information. You’ll be learning from the experts! Employee volunteers from TD Canada trust are leading the sessions and will be there to answer your questions. The talk is presented in partnership with the ABC Life Literacy Program.

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Grad Escape: Intro to Improv for Anxiety

Feb 9, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Intro to Improv for Anxiety

Learn the fundamental tools of Improv with other students who wish to have a better experience in social settings.The exercises are modified to remove any "performance" aspect and instead we focus on the skills to address social triggers and to add effective communication experiences to everyday situations. Our "yes, and" philosophy changes how our students see situations and helps remove the fear of failure from simple interactions. These fun, experiential workshops leave plenty of room for debrief and laughter. Presented by the Second City Training Centre.

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Meeting New People: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for grads and undergrads)

Feb 14, 2017

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  • Graduate Students
  • Undergrad Students

Meeting New People: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for grads and undergrads)

Want to connect with new people, but not exactly sure how to? This workshop will cover strategies for starting a conversation and help you to become more confident in making authentic connections with others.


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
Time Management — February 28
Exam Vocabulary — March 28

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Grad Escape: Evergreen Brickworks Market

Feb 19, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Evergreen Brickworks Market

Ever wanted to visit Evergreen Brickworks? Now is your chance to explore this fantastic historical site in Toronto while indulging in a little post-holiday shopping and walking. Join Gradlife at Castlefrank Station, where we'll start our walk to Evergreen Brickworks through the hidden wooded-valleys of Toronto, before stopping to explore and shoot at the Winter Market. Bring comfy shoes, a camera, and your wallet to grab some hand-made souvenirs and warm drinks!

 

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Leading Together

Feb 25, 2017

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  • Active Staff
  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students

Leading Together

Who: All U of T students who are interested in leadership

What: A student leadership conference to connect student leaders across U of T! The conference will be student planned and student presented and will facilitate peer-to-peer learning and community building.

Where: The Great Hall, Hart House

When: Saturday, February 25 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

YOU MUST ALSO REGISTER HERE: uoft.me/leadingtogether

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Time Management: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for undergrads)

Feb 28, 2017

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  • Undergrad Students

Time Management: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for undergrads)

This workshop will consider some of the factors that go into holistic time management strategies and will help you construct time management strategies that work for you.

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
Exam Vocabulary — March 28
 

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Grad Talk: Talking to New People

Mar 1, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Talk: Talking to New People

Does the idea of walking into a room full of strangers make you want to run in the opposite direction?  Are you really interested in finding a mentor but don’t know what to talk to them about? We will teach you the tips and techniques that will make those conversations a lot less awkward and a lot more meaningful. Pizza will be available.

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Time Management: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for grads)

Mar 14, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Time Management: Learning Support Workshops at CIE (for grads)

This workshop will consider some of the factors that go into holistic time management strategies and will help you construct time management strategies that work for you.

This workshop is part of a three-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:


Intercultural Communication — January 31
Meeting New People — February 14
 

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Grad Escape: Trivia Night at Harvest Noon Cafe

Mar 23, 2017

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  • Graduate Students

Grad Escape: Trivia Night at Harvest Noon Cafe

Need a study break? Like to socialize with friends, meet new people, and have fun? If you answered yes to all of those questions, come join us for a Trivia Night. Don’t worry,
no grad student-type questions here! Come as a team already, or bring yourself and we’ll make you a team with some great people. There are awesome prizes to be won, but
even if your team doesn’t bring home the “trophy”, this event is still a great way to take a break from studying and have a little fun while you’re at it. Students will receive a
complementary refreshment.


 

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

Jan 24, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

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

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.).

COURSE DESCRIPTION

General Conversation (GC1):  This course 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 course runs Tuesdays at 1:00pm to 3:00pm and starts on January 24.

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

If you miss two classes without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the course 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 course)

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 course)

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.).

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Canadian Culture & History (CCH1):  This course 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 course is on Wednesdays at 11:00am to 1:00pm starting January 25.

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

If you miss two classes without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the course 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 – Let’s Discuss (10 week course)

Jan 26, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017

Restricted To:

  • Graduate Students
  • Registered Students
  • Students
  • Undergrad Students

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

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.).

COURSE 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 course is on Thursdays at 3:00pm to 5:00pm starting January 26. 

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

If you miss two classes without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the course 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 course)

Jan 27, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017

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  • Active Staff

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

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.).

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Practise Speaking English for Post-Doctoral Researchers (PD3):  This course 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 course is on Fridays at 10:00am to 12:00pm starting January 27.

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

If you miss two classes without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the course 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 in the City (10 week courses)

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 courses)

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.).

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Pick one of the two courses
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 course is on 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 course is on Fridays 12:00pm to 2:00pm starting the afternoon of January 27, 2017.

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

If you miss two classes without notifying your instructor or the ECP office you will be dropped from the course 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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