Workshops & Events

We offer up to 100 professional and academic development opportunities throughout the academic year. At present, all events are being held online. Click on the links below for details. Visit often as this calendar is updated regularly! 

Spring 2020 Opportunities 

May

Ongoing - Entrepreneurship Training Program  (Applications Open!)
May 4 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Ideation and the Lean Canvas
May 5 - Intellectual Property (IP) 101
May 6 - Creating your LinkedIn Profile (Hosted by Career Development)
May 7 - Writing Café for Graduate Students
May 7 - Overcoming Obstacles in Your Job Search with Informational Interviewing
May 11 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Skills Identification and Team Building
May 11 to 22 - Virtual Job Fair (Hosted by Career Development)
May 14 - Best Practices for Video Conferencing
May 13 - Exploring Career Assessment Tools (Hosted by Career Development)
May 18 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Mentors and Advisors
May 19 - Using LinkedIn Effectively: An Interactive Workshop
May 20 - Virtual Job Search Strategies (Hosted by Science)
May 20 & 21 - Mitacs Foundations of Project Management I
May 25 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Resources and Supports
May 27 - Five Ways Open-Source Software can Benefit You and Your Research

June 

June 3 - Four Things to Consider for Graduate Student Teaching
June 4 - Campus to Career
June 4 - Writing Café for Graduate Students
June 4 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Ideation and the Lean Canvas
June 10 - Writing Professional Emails
June 11 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Skills Identification and Team Building
June 18 - Get a Head Start: Tips for the Canadian Commons CV (CCV)
June 18 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Mentors and Advisors
June 24 - Documenting Your Teaching (for Academic Job Applications)
June 25 - Communicating Effectively in an Intercultural Professional Setting
June 25 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Resources and Supports

July 

July 2  - Writing Café for Graduate Students
July 2 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Ideation and the Lean Canvas
July 7 - Designing Effective Academic Posters
July 9 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Skills Identification and Team Building
July 14 - Preparing for an Employment Interview
July 16 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Mentors and Advisors
July 21 - Assistive Technology for Remote Learning
July 22 - Identifying and Marketing Your Transferable Skills
July 23 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Resources and Supports
July 28 - Developing a Successful Resume and Cover Letter


August

Aug 4 - Networking and the Job Search
Aug 6 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Ideation and the Lean Canvas
Aug 11 - Tips for a Successful Interview
Aug 13 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Skills Identification and Team Building
Aug 18 - Voice and Speech Training Workshop
Aug 20 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Mentors and Advisors
Aug 25 - Best Practices for Video Conferencing
Aug 27 - Entrepreneurship Training Program: Resources and Supports

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May

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Ideation and the Lean Canvas
Have you ever thought about starting a business, but really have no idea where to start? This session will give you the tools to critically consider the feasibility of your business idea (or help you come up with one), and help you learn how to pivot within that idea for the best chance at entrepreneurial success.
Date and Time: Monday, May 4, 2-3 pm
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Intellectual Property (IP) 101
This session will provide an introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) and Memorial’s Technology, Transfer and Commercialization team. It will cover the basics of IP, delving into copyright, trade secrets, trademarks and patents which are all different methods of IP protection that are utilized at Memorial. Finally, the session reviews IP ownership, inventorship and the disclosure process. This overview will help attendees understand when to engage with the team, important IP considerations for students, and how we can help move ideas toward commercial opportunities.
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 5, 11 am – 12 pm NST
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenters: Dr. Paula Mendonça, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Kara Strickland, Intellectual Property Officer, Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office
REGISTER HERE

Creating your LinkedIn Profile
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional social media platform and is a very effective networking tool. Join us to learn tips to help ensure you're using LinkedIn to it's full potential.
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 6, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online 
Presenter: Julie Kavanagh, Manager (Acting), Career Development
REGISTER HERE

Writing Café for Graduate Students
Q&A: Writing During Covid-19
Are you struggling to write? Has your motivation gone out the window? Dr. Cecile Badenhorst will hold a Writing Café to answer your questions about writing procrastination. She will also discuss strategies to start writing and how to keep going. This is an interactive session (bring your own coffee!). Please feel free to attend even if you don’t if you have general topics or questions. If you’d like to forward topics prior to the session, or can’t attend but still have questions, please email cbadenhorst@mun.ca. Everyone is welcome!
Date and Time: Thursday, May 7, 11 am - 12 pm NST
Mode: Online
Presenter: Dr. Cecile Badenhorst, Associate Professor, Adult Education/Post-Secondary, Faculty of Education
REGISTER HERE

Overcoming Obstacles In Your Job Search with Informational Interviewing
In every job search, challenges and questions arise, such as: What can I do with my degree? What type of job am I qualified for? Where can I find job postings that fit my skills, interests, and values? Attend this session to learn how a powerful approach called informational interviewing can help you overcome obstacles in your job search and build a network of support.
Date and Time: Thursday, May 7, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Dr. Anne Poduska, Career Consultant
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Skills Identification and Team Building
The idea of starting your own business can be daunting, but it’s a lot easier if you have the right co-founders and team to help you along the way. This session will help you identify your own skills as well as the skills you will need within your team to ensure success for your business.
Date and Time: Monday, May 11, 2-3 pm
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Exploring Career Assessment Tools
Are you looking to explore career options that directly align with your interests and strengths? Learn about a variety of online tools/resources available to support you through this self-reflection process.
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 13, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online 
Presenter: Claire LeDrew, Career Advisor, Career Development
REGISTER HERE

Best Practices for Video Conferencing: Things to consider when connecting to a video conference as an organizer, presenter, instructor or participant!
In this presentation you’ll learn about the fundamentals of video conferencing and what you should be responsible for regarding your contribution to the experience. The conversation will be about universal features and function so that these tips can be applied to any video conferencing solution you end up using whether it be Skype for Business, WebEx, Zoom or others. We will also talk about expectations of the various roles that make up a conference such as a presenter or attendee.
Date and Time: Thursday, May 14, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Darcy Andrews, Classroom Technologist, Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Mentors and Advisors
Starting a business on your own can be intimidating, that’s why it’s so important to have mentors and advisors to help you on your entrepreneurial journey. This session will teach you where to find mentors and advisors, how to connect with them, and explain how they can help.
Date and Time: Monday, May 18, 2-3 pm
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Using LinkedIn Effectively: An Interactive Workshop
In this interactive online session, you will try out strategies to make the most of your LinkedIn account, whether it’s building up your network, finding people or organizations, or setting up job alerts.
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 19, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Dr. Anne Poduska, Career Consultant
REGISTER HERE

Mitacs Foundations of Project Management I
This 2-day course provides an experiential, collaborative learning experience to enable participants to integrate the principles of project management, team building, group dynamics and leadership that participants can apply immediately and in their future careers and lives. Participants experience the processes of collaborative planning and management and can see the benefits firsthand.
Date and Time: Wednesday & Thursday, May 20 & 21, 9 am - 5 pm
Mode: Online (via Zoom)
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Resources and Supports
Did you know that there are countless resources out there to help aspiring entrepreneurs? This session will provide an overview of the supports that exist both on and off campus that can help students start their own business. The more help you get, the higher your chance at success!
Date and Time: Monday, May 25, 2-3 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Five Ways Open-Source Software can Benefit You and Your Research
Did you know that open-source software can expand the scope of your research? Do you think that it demands a high level of commitment you can’t deliver? This workshop will introduce you to open-source software and give you guidelines to help you get started. This is an excellent opportunity if you are interested in learning more about open-source software or if you are thinking of integrating it into your research. Note: Programming skills are not required for this workshop.
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 27, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Oihane Cereceda, PhD Computer Engineering, Memorial University Alumna and Software Carpentry Instructor
REGISTER HERE 

June

Four Things to Consider for Graduate Student Teaching
This session discusses and explores specific areas to consider for graduate students in teaching. It focuses on four key lessons for graduate students to focus on to improve their classroom performance, demonstrate effective learning and become better teachers!
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 3, 1 – 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Dr. Tom Cooper, Associate Professor, Business Administration
REGISTER HERE

Writing Café for Graduate Students: Opening the Door to Thesis Writing
Are you struggling to write? Has your motivation gone out the window? Dr. Cecile Badenhorst will hold a Writing Café to answer your questions about writing procrastination. She will also discuss strategies to start writing and how to keep going. This is an interactive session (bring your own coffee!). Please feel free to attend even if you don’t if you have general topics or questions. If you’d like to forward topics prior to the session, or can’t attend but still have questions, please email cbadenhorst@mun.ca. Everyone is welcome!
Date and Time: Thursday, June 4, 11 am - 12 pm NDT
Mode: Online
Presenter: Dr. Cecile Badenhorst, Associate Professor, Adult Education/Post-Secondary, Faculty of Education
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Ideation and the Lean Canvas
Have you ever thought about starting a business, but really have no idea where to start? This session will give you the tools to critically consider the feasibility of your business idea (or help you come up with one), and help you learn how to pivot within that idea for the best chance at entrepreneurial success.
Date and Time: Thursday, June 4, 2-3 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Writing Professional Emails
Writing professional emails is an important skill to master. This webinar will outline the rules of proper etiquette, structure and style, and enable you to communicate your message to your recipient in a professional manner!
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 10, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Skills Identification and Team Building
The idea of starting your own business can be daunting, but it’s a lot easier if you have the right co-founders and team to help you along the way. This session will help you identify your own skills as well as the skills you will need within your team to ensure success for your business.
Date and Time: Thursday, June 11, 2-3 pm
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Get a Head Start: Tips for the Canadian Commons CV (CCV)
With Dr. Meghan Burchell and with insights from MA student, Sarah Kuehn
The Canadian Commons CV (CCV) is required for all students who wish to apply for funding from SSHRC, CHIR and NSERC. It's also required for all faculty and post-doctoral researchers who are applying for funding from the tri-council agencies. This workshop is designed for graduate students to help navigate the CCV system and to understand what are the most critical pieces of information that should be included. The workshop will also discuss how elements of the CCV are evaluated by review committees.The CCV is a time consuming process - start early and learn how to turn your CV into the CCV to apply for funding.
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 18, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Dr. Meghan Burchell, Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Mentors and Advisors
Starting a business on your own can be intimidating, that’s why it’s so important to have mentors and advisors to help you on your entrepreneurial journey. This session will teach you where to find mentors and advisors, how to connect with them, and explain how they can help.
Date and Time: Thursday, June 18, 2-3 pm
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Documenting Your Teaching (for Academic Job Applications)

Institutions seeking to fill an academic position, often require applicants to submit documentation describing their teaching. In this session, graduate students will receive advice about what documents to prepare and what evidence to collect to describe their teaching responsibility, goals, approaches, and effectiveness for potential employers.
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 24, 1 - 2 pm NST
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Allyson MacNeill, Instructional Design Specialist, Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
REGISTER HERE

Communicating Effectively in an Intercultural Professional Setting
This talk will discuss ways to enhance one’s ability to communicate orally and in writing in a professional setting particularly in the context of intercultural communication. Starting with "Who" needs to be a good communicator, through "What" effective communication entails, we will discuss "Why" effective communication is so important in today’s professional world, and "When" and "Where" one can learn the communication skills and competencies so valued by employers. Emphasis will be given to communication across cultures - when the culture of the participants differ and generate breakdowns in communication. From the use and overuse of acronyms and jargon, to Kaplan’s five models for organizing a paper and structuring an argument, this talk will highlight potential pitfalls to keep in mind.
Date and Time: Thursday, June 25, 1 – 2 pm NST
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Dr. Cristina Fabretto, Per-Course Teaching-Term Appointee, Italian, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Resources and Supports
Did you know that there are countless resources out there to help aspiring entrepreneurs? This session will provide an overview of the supports that exist both on and off campus that can help students start their own business. The more help you get, the higher your chance at success!
Date and Time: Thursday, June 25, 2 - 3 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

July 

Writing Café for Graduate Students: Developing Writing Fluency
Are you struggling to write? Has your motivation gone out the window? Dr. Cecile Badenhorst will hold a Writing Café to answer your questions about writing procrastination. She will also discuss strategies to start writing and how to keep going. This is an interactive session (bring your own coffee!). Please feel free to attend even if you don’t if you have general topics or questions. If you’d like to forward topics prior to the session, or can’t attend but still have questions, please email cbadenhorst@mun.ca. Everyone is welcome!
Date and Time: Thursday, July 2, 11 am - 12 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Dr. Cecile Badenhorst, Associate Professor, Adult Education/Post-Secondary, Faculty of Education
Registration coming soon!

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Ideation and the Lean Canvas
Have you ever thought about starting a business, but really have no idea where to start? This session will give you the tools to critically consider the feasibility of your business idea (or help you come up with one), and help you learn how to pivot within that idea for the best chance at entrepreneurial success.
Date and Time: Thursday, July 2, 2 - 3 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Designing Effective Academic Posters
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 7, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Dr. Meghan Burchell, Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology
Details and registration coming soon!

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Skills Identification and Team Building
The idea of starting your own business can be daunting, but it’s a lot easier if you have the right co-founders and team to help you along the way. This session will help you identify your own skills as well as the skills you will need within your team to ensure success for your business.
Date and Time: Thursday, July 9, 2 - 3 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Preparing for an Employment Interview
Employers in academia and industry regularly use interviews as part of their selection process. In this session, we will review techniques for preparing for an employment interview (academic or non-academic). Common types of interview techniques will be discussed as well as ways to prepare for them.
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 14, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Dr. Travor Brown, Professor, Labour Relations & Human Resources, Faculty of Business Administration
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Mentors and Advisors

Starting a business on your own can be intimidating, that’s why it’s so important to have mentors and advisors to help you on your entrepreneurial journey. This session will teach you where to find mentors and advisors, how to connect with them, and explain how they can help.
Date and Time: Thursday, July 16, 2-3 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Link to Brightspace Online Rooms will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Assistive Technology for Remote Learning
A student’s learning style is directly related to their environment; that’s why it’s so important to understand how technology can help as we switch from an in-class to remote/online learning for Fall 2020. This session will go over a few useful forms of assistive technology that can help students learn in this new kind of environment. It will include an overview of Captioning, Extensions, and Built in Accessibility Features. These tools can help students with a variety of learning styles to succeed in university.
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 21, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Jen d'Eon, Student Learning Advisor (Assistive Technology), The Blundon Centre
REGISTER HERE

Identifying and Marketing Your Transferable Skills
You develop a wide range of valuable skills over the course of your academic program that prepare you for diverse career options. However, it can be challenging to translate these skills into those most valued by potential employers! This session will help you identify these skillsets and offer tips to help you market them effectively to ensure career success.
Date and Time: Wednesday, July 22, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Resources and Supports
Did you know that there are countless resources out there to help aspiring entrepreneurs? This session will provide an overview of the supports that exist both on and off campus that can help students start their own business. The more help you get, the higher your chance at success!
Date and Time: Thursday, July 23, 2-3 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Developing a Successful Resume & Cover Letter
A professional résumé and cover letter are critical to securing an interview in today’s competitive job market! Learn how to market yourself effectively so you stand out and make a positive impression. This session will help you to prepare and tailor a resume and cover letter that clearly reflects your education, experience and skills to ensure that your documents are directly relevant to the position you are applying for.
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 28, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

August

Networking and the Job Search
This session will focus on the importance of networking and its role in the job search process, with an emphasis on remote networking. Topics include self-evaluation, conducting a job market search, the hidden job market, researching employers and effective job search tools. Informational interviewing will also be highlighted as playing a vital role in a successful job search!
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 4, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Ideation and the Lean Canvas
Have you ever thought about starting a business, but really have no idea where to start? This session will give you the tools to critically consider the feasibility of your business idea (or help you come up with one), and help you learn how to pivot within that idea for the best chance at entrepreneurial success.
Date and Time: Thursday, August 6, 2-3 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Tips for a Successful Interview
Would you like to improve your interview skills and technique? This session will cover all interview formats, including video conferencing, as well as offer useful resources to ensure you make a positive impression with employers, and land that job!
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 11, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Julie Bowering, Career Development Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies
REGISTER HERE

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Skills Identification and Team Building
The idea of starting your own business can be daunting, but it’s a lot easier if you have the right co-founders and team to help you along the way. This session will help you identify your own skills as well as the skills you will need within your team to ensure success for your business.
Date and Time: Thursday, August 13, 2 - 3 pm 
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Voice and Speech Training Workshop
This practical workshop, offered by a voice coach, will help students to develop the speaking voice with special attention to the articulation of English sounds. This is an ideal session for those who would like to improve their communication skills, particularly their presentation skills.
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 18, 1 - 2 pm
Mode: Online
Presenter: Morris Hodder, Voice Coach
Registration coming soon!

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Mentors and Advisors
Starting a business on your own can be intimidating, that’s why it’s so important to have mentors and advisors to help you on your entrepreneurial journey. This session will teach you where to find mentors and advisors, how to connect with them, and explain how they can help.
Date and Time: Thursday, August 20, 2 - 3 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Best Practices for Video Conferencing: Things to consider when connecting to a video conference as an organizer, presenter, instructor or participant!
In this presentation you’ll learn about the fundamentals of video conferencing and what you should be responsible for regarding your contribution to the experience. The conversation will be about universal features and function so that these tips can be applied to any video conferencing solution you end up using whether it be Skype for Business, WebEx, Zoom or others. We will also talk about expectations of the various roles that make up a conference such as a presenter or attendee.
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 25, 1 - 2 pm NDT
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Darcy Andrews, Classroom Technologist, Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
Registration coming soon!

Entrepreneurship Training Program: Resources and Supports
Did you know that there are countless resources out there to help aspiring entrepreneurs? This session will provide an overview of the supports that exist both on and off campus that can help students start their own business. The more help you get, the higher your chance at success!
Date and Time: Thursday, August 27, 2 - 3 pm
Mode: Online (Connection link will be sent prior to event)
Presenter: Grace Tatigian, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator
REGISTER HERE

Contact

Enhanced Development of the Graduate Experience (EDGE)

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000