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Fall 2017 Academic Calendar: September to December 31st


SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health (CCMH), Gail Appel Institute 

For those of you registered for training through CCMH, Gail Appel Institute (formerly the Hincks Dellcrest Centre), all training and certificate programs currently scheduled for 2017/18 will continue on as planned. The timing and location remain the same, this is also true for the parent groups and evening seminars. If you are registered for one of these programs and have any questions, please email our training department at training@hincksdellcrest.org.

Fall 2017 Training at CCMH, Gail Appel Institute
CCMH, Gail Appel Institute, is the research and training arm of the Centre.  Our focus is on outreach and capacity building within the children’s mental health sector.  We are pleased to say that each year we train over 2,500 practitioners through our certificate programs, one and two-day workshops, along with our evening seminars.

At CCMH, Gail Appel Institute, we continue to respond to the challenges of improving mental health care for children, youth and families by providing advanced training, research, and community consultation to support your needs. Our academic calendar offers a wide spectrum of training led by locally, and internationally renowned facilitators.

For your convenience, our Fall 2017 Academic Calendar: September to December 31st outlined below is divided into the following 4 key training sections. Please note; each of the titles is quick link to that section within the academic calendar below. For more information, or to register for a specific workshop simply click the More link at the end of the workshop description.

Certificate Programs
Workshops: Working with Children, Youth and Families
Workshops: Working with Adults
Workshops: Leadership & Professional Development


To view our Winter 2018 Academic Calendar: January to March 31st click here.

If you have questions, or suggestions for training programs you would like to see added to our academic calendar please contact the training department at 416-924-1164, ext. 8707, or toll-free at 1-855-944-HOPE (4673), ext. 8707, or via email at training@hincksdellcrest.org. You can also stay up-to-date on our workshops by joining our email list, click here to start receiving our bi-weekly Enewsletter featuring up-and-coming workshops, seminars, and community events.

On behalf of our facilitators and staff, we thank you for trusting us with your training requirements, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Institute.


If you are a registered Social Worker or Social Service Worker you may be eligible for a reimbursement of up to $500 from the Government of Ontario for attending our workshops. Visit www.swsswpdf.org for more information on how to apply. All members of The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) are eligible for a 10% discount when registering for training. All OASW members must provide their 2-5 digit OASW membership number to be eligible for the discounted rate. For more information, please contact Mary Anne at mvanrooyen@hincksdellcrest.org, or 416-924-1164, ext. 3233 or toll-free at 1-855-944-HOPE (4673), ext. 3233.

 



Fall 2017 Academic Calendar: September to December 31st
 



Fall 2017 Certificate Programs
 

Counselling Skills Certificate:
Gain Creative, Concrete and Easy to use Tools and Strategies

Date: September 18, 19, October 10, 11, November 7, 8, 2017
Facilitator:  Bonnie Miller, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable For: Educators, mental health and medical professionals and direct service workers.
Description: 
This six day training, (two days at a time over three months), is strategically structured so each session builds practical, easy to apply skills to move from passive listening to active helping. You will learn the essentials of client-centered capacity building conversations; the type of conversations that allow you to feel effective without feeling overwhelmed. The activities in this training will provide you with creative, concrete and easy to use tools and strategies that will add to your existing skill.  More
Infant Mental Health Studies Certificate:
Module I: Introduction to Infant-Parent Psychotherapy

Date: Module 1 Beginning September 25, 2017. Module 2 Beginning September 26, 2017. Module 3 Beginning September 28, 2017
Facilitators: Elizabeth Tuters, MSW, RSW, Dip. TCPP, CAPCT and Sally Doulis, MSW, RSW, Dip. TCPP, CAPCT, also 
Faculty and Supervisors at CICAPP
Requirements for this Program: Applicants must have a mental health qualification such as psychology, counselling, psychiatry, nursing, social work (regulated professions, in keeping with the CRPO) and be members of their respective Colleges. You should have experience working therapeutically with people with mental health difficulties.
Description: 
This certificate program aims to provide those working with children and families who have experience with early child development; assessment and intervention tools which will compliment their ongoing clinical work.  More
 
Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate:
*individual modules may be taken s
eparately from the certificate program

Date: September 26, October 24, November 21, 2017 and January 16, February 13, 2018
Facilitators: Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, Colleen Mousseau, M.Ed, Lysa Toye, MSW, RSW, Andrew Blake, Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S and Andrea Kwan, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable For: Front-line workers, volunteers, medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers, and hospice volunteers.
Description: This certificate program equips you with skills to provide evidence-based support to children, youth and families grieving the dying or death of someone they care about.  
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Certificate:
Practical Solutions to Real World Problems

Date: September 28, October 26, November 23, and December 14, 2017
Facilitator: Nili R. Benazon, PhD
This Training is Suitable For: Professionals who work with people who suffer from common psychiatric disorders (anxiety and depression), and complex clinical problems (abuse, addictions, brain injuries, trauma, work-related accidents): mental health and medical professionals, and direct service workers.
Description: This certificate program provides a general overview of the practical application of CBT strategies, as well as how to apply these problem solving strategies in your practice. The format of this training includes didactic presentation, experiential exercises, feedback and supervision, a focus on micro-skill development.  More
Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) Certificate:
2-Day or 3-Day Program 

Dates: October 2, 3, 4, 2017
Facilitator:
Jason McCormack
This Training is Suitable For: Anyone who would like to learn how to safely manage aggressive behaviour in children, youth and/or adults.
Description: The UMAB certificate program is a skills-based training program that is an intensive and highly effective method of safely managing aggressive children, youth or adults. The 2-Day program
 begins with a breakdown of the precipitating factors of aggression, and the theory regarding the physiological, psychological and behavioural cues and changes that occur in aggressive individuals. Day three program focuses on containment, and physical restraints. There is emphasis placed on the level of intervention matching or paralleling the level of aggression displayed.  More
 
Management Certificate Modules 1-5:
*individual modules may be taken 
separately from the certificate program

Date: October 5, November 2, December 7, 2017, and January 11, February 1, 2018
Facilitators: 
Susan Geary, PhD, Wylie Burke, BA Honours and Adler Trained Coach, Adam Lodzinski, PhD, Marion Langford, M.Ed, and Anne Bulstrode, BBM, FICB
This Training is Suitable For: Any professional looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
Description: This certificate program offers you the opportunity to fully explore the many exciting ideas and practices that make up the vast world of management. It will specifically target the key areas of employee performance, effective use of time and tasks, how to have difficult conversations, and the mindful care of team members. The facilitators participating in this certificate have over 30 years of experience in management training.
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Level 1 Trauma Certificate: Trauma Counselling for Front-Line Workers 
Dates: November 13, 14, 27, 28, December 4 & 5, 2017
Facilitator: Natalie Zlodre, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable For: Experienced front-line workers (nurses, clergy, social workers, residential workers, addiction counsellors) who provide short-term (non-psychotherapy) counselling with vulnerable populations in community based settings.
Description: In this certificate program, you will be given the most current information on the biopsychosocial phenomenon of trauma, and training in how to assess, and respond ethically, and appropriately to clients, given the parameters of the workplace.  More  
Please note:
this certificate is a p
rerequisite for the Level 2 Trauma Certificate: Advanced Clinical Trauma offered in the Winter of 2018.
Narrative Therapy Certificate:
A 5-Day Program Conducted Over 5 Months 

Dates: November 25, December 9, 2017, January13, February 10, March 10, 2018
Facilitator: Bonnie Miller, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable For: Those interested in Narrative Therapy as a beginner, or who have taken Narrative workshops, but would like a refresher on how to apply it.
Description: This certificate program breaks down the theory of Narrative Therapy into skills that can be practiced - each skill builds on the one before.  After each session, you will leave with a clear set of steps to incorporate this therapeutic model into your best practices.  More



 


 


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Fall 2017 Workshops: Working with Children, Youth & Families 


 

Children at the Bedside:
Preparing Children for the Death of Someone Close

This is module 1 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. Individual modules may be taken 
separately from the certificate program
Date: September 26, 2017
Facilitator:
Andrea Warnick, RN, MA
This Training is Suitable For: Front-line workers, volunteers, medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers, and hospice volunteers.
Description: This workshop will provide real-life and real death narratives to identify practical strategies that can be used to support children and youth who are experiencing the impending death of someone in their lives. 
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Self-Injury Behaviour in Youth:
Issues and Strategies

Date: October 13 & 14, 2017
Facilitator: Kimberly Enns, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable For: School personnel, social service and health care professionals, counsellors, parents and anyone seeking a better understanding of self-injury and how to respond to it. This is an introductory-intermediate level workshop
Description: This workshop will begin with a general overview in understanding the experience and motivations of adolescents who intentionally injure themselves. Then focus on practical strategies for this complex issue. Participants will leave this workshop with increased insight regarding self-injury behaviour in youth and a framework for effective intervention.  More
 
Applying Solution-Focused Strategies in Schools:
Understanding of the Theoretical Base of a Solution-Focused Approach, and Applications

Date: October 30, 2017
Facilitator: 
Eric J. King, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable For: School social workers, child and youth workers, teachers, school personnel, residential school staff, and other allied disciplines who work or consult to schools.
Description: This workshop will offer an understanding of the theoretical base of a solution-focused approach, and will explore a range of applications in the school context. Participants will gain tools for questioning practises when engaging marginalized youth, working with change behaviour and meaning frames, learn skills to manage parent meetings and how to successfully introduce solution-focused concepts in a school system.   More
 
Helping Families Heal:
Addressing and Treating Trauma in Children, Youth and Families

Date: October 23, 2017
Facilitator: 
Janine Lawford, MSW, RSW and Erica Watson, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable For: Child and Youth Workers, Nurses, Early Childhood Educators, Child Protection Workers and other Social Service Counsellors who provide counselling and support to children and adolescents in community-based settings.
Description: In this workshop, you will explore the background of how trauma impacts children and families, as well as how you can best work with these clients to identify myriad traumatic responses and encourage healing in the family system.  More
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When Death Darkens the Door: 
Supporting Bereaved Children and Youth

This is module 2 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program
Date: October 24, 2017

Facilitators: Andrea Warnick,RN, MA, and  Andrea Kwan, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable For: Front-line workers and volunteers, medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
Description: This workshop will focus on supporting children and youth after a death has happened in their lives, regardless of whether the death was a recent event or occurred years ago. This workshop will identify grief support strategies that can be used with children and youth in a wide variety of settings.  More
 
Promoting Adaptive Anxiety in Children:
Confronting the Rising Anxiety Disorders in Children and Youth

Date: November 3, 2017
Facilitator:
 
Alex Russell, PhD, C.Psych
This Training is Suitable For: Counsellors, educators, early childhood educators, school counsellors, mental health professionals, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, and social workers.
Description: This workshop will provide you with a healthy perspective on anxiety, in which childhood anxiety is understood as a necessary building block of adaptation, and an essential gateway to a child’s creative engagement with the world.  More
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy With Kids:
How CBT can be Successfully Adapted to be Developmentally Sensitive to Kids

Date: November 17, 2017
Facilitators: Adam Lodzinski, PhD and Sheri Eggleton, BA
This Training is Suitable For: Educators, early childhood educators, school counsellors, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers,
medical professionals, direct service workers, drop in workers, shelter, and hostel workers, child and youth workers, and youth justice workers.
Description: This innovative workshop will help you understand how to use CBT with kids. It will provide specific tools, practices, guidelines and tips on how to simplify and adapt existing CBT strategies to be more hands-on and engaging, as well as strategies on how to engage caregivers in treatment.  More
Using Mindfulness and Compassion:
Supporting Grieving Children and Families

This is Module 3 of the Children's Grief & Bereavement Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program
Date: November 21, 2017
Facilitators: 
Andrea Warnick, RN, MA, and Andrew Blake
This Training is Suitable For: Front-line workers and volunteers, medical professionals, educators, clergy, social workers, administrators, residential workers, counsellors, funeral service providers and hospice volunteers.
Description: This workshop will explore the concept that when awareness is balanced between self and other, compassion has a dual pathway, where our care extends both to our selves and to those in our care. In addition to the use of compassion in clinical work, mindfulness practices that can be used with children, adolescents and families will be explored, as well the link with the clinician's own mindful practice.  More
 
Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: 
Understanding and Helping Students with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Challenges

Date: December 11 & 12, 2017
Facilitator: 
Ross Green, PhD
This Training is Suitable For: School social workers, child, and youth workers, educators, ECEs, school personnel, residential school staff, and other allied disciplines who work or consult to schools.
Description: The Collaborative Proactive Solutions (CPS) model, which Dr. Greene empirically supports in his books and teaching, has transformed thinking and practices in countless families, schools, inpatient psychiatry units and residential and juvenile detention facilities throughout the world. This 2-day workshop will provide you with the foundational elements of the CPS model, practical assessment and intervention tools that you can use in diverse settings.  More
 
Communicating with Youth Using Mobile Technology:
Understanding the Policies, Procedures, and Ethical Considerations of On-line Communication

Date: December 13, 2017
Facilitator: Lawrence Murphy, MA
This Training is Suitable For: Front-line workers, clinicians, and administrators who work with youth and/or those interested in learning more about offering online services.
Description: This workshop will provide you with a solid grounding in the various aspects of using mobile technologies in communication with youth clients. You will learn about Internet security, considerations in employing mobile devices in communicating with youth, and other important aspects of the technology. Time will be spent reviewing the policies, procedures, ethical issues, writing techniques, and strengthening the therapeutic alliance in text.  More
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Anxiety and the Gift of the Imagination:
A New Clinical Model for Helping Children Understand and Manage Anxiety

Date: December 15, 2017
Facilitator: 
Robin Alter, PhD
This Training is Suitable For: Mental health professionals currently working with and/or interested in working with children.
Description: This workshop will teach a  successful therapeutic formulation of anxiety. Dr. Alter will explain how the link between imagination and anxiety can be used effectively in treatment. This approach starts and ends with an enhancement of self-esteem to motivate children to use therapeutic tools and strategies. You will learn how children's anxiety and thinking are different from adults, and how to be more effective with children in creating fundamental change in anxiety management.  More
 





 



 







































 


























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Fall 2017 Workshops: Working with Adults
 

Motivational Interviewing:
Date: October 12, 2017
Facilitator: Adam Lodzinski, PhD
This Training Is Suitable For: Mental health and medical professionals, as well as direct service workers of all experience levels.
Description: Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a client's motivation and commitment to change. This workshop teaches you the guiding principles, strategies and skills for incorporating Miller and Rollnik’s MI techniques into your practice.  More
 
Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Treatment for Anxiety in Clinical Practice:
Date: October 16, 2017
Facilitator: 
Noah Lazar, 
Ph.D., C.Psych
This Training is Suitable For: Psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, pediatricians, family doctors, drop in workers, shelter, and hostel workers.
Description: This workshop will cover the physiology of the anxiety system, it will also review an integrated CBT model explaining the development, and maintenance of anxiety disorders, as well as CBT treatment protocol that is applicable to the vast majority of anxiety disorders.  More 
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Brief Narrative Single Session Therapy:
Date: October 25, 2017
Facilitator: Scot Cooper, RP
This Training is Suitable For: All service providers, both beginner and experienced, working with all ages in time constrained contexts.
Description: In this one day workshop you will learn to recognize a structure for brief narrative therapy sessions that brings focus, guidance, and directs your attention to necessary micro-skills, and how to implement co-development practices with clients for "take-homes, and next steps".  More
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Becoming an Adult Attachment Focused Therapist:
Date: November 6, 2017
Facilitator: Annette Kussin, MSW, RSW
This Training Is Suitable For: All educators, mental health professionals, direct service workers, medical professionals. 
Description: This workshop will present a model of therapy that will shift your theoretical framework to that of Attachment Focused therapy. This model will help you assess adult attachment categories, recognize the impact of early childhood attachment experiences, guide your clients through the process of mourning their losses, and longings, and use yourself in the reparative process of therapy.  More
 
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:
Components of Group and Individual Treatment

Date: November 9 & 10, 2017
Facilitator:
 Lyndsey Davies, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable For: Educators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, direct service workers.
Description: This 2-day workshop is designed for clinicians who are interested in utilizing DBT in either group or individual settings with clients via interactive lecture and experiential exercises. Participants will learn the components of standard DBT, how to conduct a behavioural analysis and solution analysis of problematic behaviours, as well as how to balance validation and change strategies. The facilitator will provide insight into skills for clients, including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.  More  
 
Reducing the Risk of Compassion Fatigue:
Understand, Recognize and Know the Steps to Avoid Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

Date: November 15, 2017
Facilitator: Marion Langford, M.Ed
This Training Is Suitable For: Educators, mental health care professionals, medical professionals, direct service workers, counsellors, therapists.
Description:   This workshop is designed to provide on-the-job tools and skills to increase your susceptibility to compassion fatigue and burnout in the helping professions.  More
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Getting Grounded: 
Base-line Stabilization of Overwhelmed and Scared Clients

Date: November 16, 2017
Facilitator:
 Michel Jones, MSW, RSW
This Training is Suitable For: Educators, mental health professionals, medical professionals, direct service workers.
Description: This experiential workshop provides key techniques and straight-forward strategies for base-line stabilization of your clients.  More
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Body Stories:
Moving Narrative Concepts into the Somatic Realm

Date: November 24, 2017
Facilitator:
 Sarah Hughes, MSc
This Training is Suitable For: 
Educators, mental health care professionals, medical professionals, direct service workers.
Description: This workshop looks at bridging Narrative Therapy practices with somatic based approaches such as Somatic Experiencing and Interpersonal Neurobiology. Developing skills in this practice is useful to those working with clients struggling with the effects of trauma, chronic pain and injury.   More
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Emotion-Focused Therapy:
The Transforming Power of Affect (Individuals)

Date: November 30, 2017
Facilitator:
 
Leslie S. Greenberg, Ph.D., C.Psych.
This Training is Suitable For: All mental health professionals and students, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers.
Description: Participants will be introduced to the skills of moment-by-moment attunement to affect, and the use of Gestalt methods of dialoguing with parts of self and imagined other. A three-phase model for working with emotion in therapy will be presented.  More

 



 











 









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Fall 2017 Workshops: Leadership & Professional Development
 

Mindfulness in the Workplace:
Date: September 27, 2017
Facilitator:
 Wylie Burke, BA Honours, and Adler Trained Coach
This Training is Suitable For: 
Educators, Mental health professionals, medical professionals, direct service workers, and anyone interested in adapting a mindfulness practice into their lives.
Description: This workshop is designed for those interested in mindfulness and how to develop a mindfulness practice at work. You will  walk away from this program with tools and techniques to develop a mindfulness practice, as well as strategies to manage the barriers that get in the way of developing and maintaining your practice.   More
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The Leadership Edge:
How to Empower and Engage Employees for Maximum Performance

This is Module 1 of the Management Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program
Date: October 5, 2017
Facilitator: 
Susan Geary, PhD  
This Training is Suitable For: Any professional looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
Description: This workshop is presented in a very interactive way, using case studies, personal examples, and discussion to bring material to life and make the experience and learning meaningful. Leadership involves inspiring others, this is done effectively by leading from a values base and clarifying a shared vision. This collaborative workshop will support you in creating a shared vision and value for your team, as well as to outline the process to relay that vision to employees. Focus will be given to how to effectively lead people through the change process, how to build high functioning teams, as well as how to engage employees to their full potential.  More
 
Foundations of Coaching:
This is module 2 of the Management Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program
Date: November 2, 2017
Facilitator: 
Wylie Burke, BA Honours, and Adler Trained Coach
This Training is Suitable For: Any professional interested in building communication, and leadership skills.
Description: During this interactive workshop participants will gain an understanding of the core competencies of coaching, along with how to implement practical coaching tools and strategies. Focus will be given on how to develop, and apply a framework to structure and drive conversations forward, in addition to understanding the skill of facilitating team and individual awareness through powerful questions. This collaborative workshops will utilize role-playing, and in-workshop practice of coaching tools and techniques to help integrate the learning.  More
 
Increasing Team Effectiveness:
For Managers, Supervisors, and Team Leaders

Date: November 20, 2017
Facilitators: Susan Geary, PhD and Faye Marcotte
This Training is Suitable For: Managers, supervisors, team leads, and those looking to move into a leadership role.

Description: This workshop will teach you the skills needed to become a team leader including how to mitigate group conflict, how to move the team towards peak performance and how to adapt to different types of team structures, as well as different stages of group development.  More
 
Essential Skills for the New Supervisor:
Making the Transition to Supervisor

Date: November 22, 2017
Facilitator: Susan Geary, PhD

This Training is Suitable For: First time supervisors, team leaders with supervisory responsibilities, and new managers.
Description: This workshop will focus on the multi-faceted role of the supervisor and how to provide effective supervision to employees. Effective leadership strategies covered will be delegation, motivation, planning, coaching, and interviewing.  More
 
Let's Get Organized:
Time Management

Date: December 1, 2017
Facilitators:
 Anne Bulstrode, BBM, FICB and Susan Geary, PhD
This Training is Suitable For: Professionals looking to improve personal time management skills
Description: This course is designed to help you take control of your time. By making the most of our time, we can go a long way toward making the most of our lives while being more productive and less stressed.  More
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Managing Employee Performance in Health and Human Service:
This is module 3 of the Management Certificate. Individual modules may be taken separately from the certificate program
Date: December 7, 2017
Facilitator: 
Adam Lodzinski, PhD
This Training is Suitable For: Any professional looking to expand their management and leadership skills.
Description: This workshop is designed to provide supervisors, and managers with a framework for on-going, regular employee performance management, how to relay expectations to employees and the importance of the performance management process. Participants will gain the tools and language to support them in this on-going management process. The workshop will consist of lecture and demonstration, but will also focus on practice to successfully manage employee performance.  More










 
For our Winter 2018 Academic Calendar: January to March 31st click here.