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June 14, 2018 | Dean Blye Frank, Dean invites alumni, faculty members and friends of the UBC Faculty of Education to a reception in Nelson, BC.
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Postponed until Fall 2018 | The focus of this workshop will be on preparing for promotion to Professor.
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The Director International Baccalaureate hosted the IB Alumni 5th year anniversary reception.
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Equity Enhancement Fund granted to Dr. Darren Warburton for "Transforming our Understanding, Enhancing our Practices: Engaging Indigenous Ways of Knowing Across the Curriculum."
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UBC is proud to launch its new strategic plan, Shaping UBC’s Next Century, setting out our collective vision and purpose, and our goals and strategies for the years ahead.
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April 26, 2018 | Understanding our most vulnerable learners can help us achieve better outcomes with every student.
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The Dean of UBC Faculty of Education, Dr. Blye Frank announced Dr. David Beare as the winner of the 2018 UBC Faculty of Education Alumni Teacher Award.
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April 28 - April 29, 2018 | UBC Indigenous graduate students are invited to a two-day writing retreat at the First Nations Longhouse, for focused writing sessions and yoga.
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Dr. Bonny Norton and her community partner, Education without Borders, have been awarded a grant in the inaugural UBC Community-University Engagement Support (CUES) competition.
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Friday, May 4, 2018 | Join us for a Jane's Walk this year with David Gill, Program and Policy Planner for the SEEDs program at Campus & Community Planning.
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April 26, 2018 | In this talk, Dr. Collie will introduce the idea of adaptability and discuss some recent findings from her research program.
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UBC Education Professor Emeritus Marv Westwood was interviewed for a Vancouver Sun column about the need for Canadian boys to have male teachers as positive role models.
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May 28 - June 3, 2018 | Bike to Work Week is a great way to get healthy, active and energized at work, and reduce your carbon footprint.
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Thursday, May 10, 2018</strong | Interested in teaching? Learn about opportunities in the teaching profession and how in 11 months you can become a certified teacher.
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Congratulations to Samira Thomas (PhD '17), winner of the 2017- 2018 Ted T. Aoki Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Curriculum Studies.
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Dr. Rocha, assistant professor, EDST, was selected as an outstanding scholar in higher education and will be giving three talks, including the 'Carl A. Grant Lecture: The Humanities as Pre-Qualitative Research.'
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Thursday, April 26, 2018 | The School of Kinesiology welcomes distinguished speaker Dr. Mark Hollands, Assistant Head of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences,
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May 17, 2018 | Faculty and Staff members are invited to join Dean Blye Frank for an afternoon to enjoy light refreshments and the announcement of the Dean's Award for Staff Excellence
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The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic is pleased to announce that UBC has obtained a one-year institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).
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May 1, 2018 | For the sixth event of the 2018 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, doctoral students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative will have seven minutes each to talk about how their research uses education for change.
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May 10, 2018 | Join us for a celebration of Indigenous storywork within research and educational contexts at this Educational Studies Symposium.
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April 25, 2018 | The LLED GPAs are excited to announce the last instalment of our 2017/2018 Apprenticeship Workshop Series: “Parenthood and the PhD."
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CIFAR invites proposals for interdisciplinary workshops on the social, ethical, economic, and legal dimensions of artificial intelligence. Deadline: May 28, 2018.
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April 24 & May 4, 2018 | The Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation is holding two Town Hall information sessions to provide information about UBC's involvement in Canada's Digital Technology Supercluster.
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The Conversation mentioned UBC's course “Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education” in an article about Indigenization.
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April 22, 2018 | Join the UBC Seed Lending Library for an Earth Day celebration. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.
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April 30 - May 2, 2018 | The Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation, invite you to the 6th Annual Canadian Symposium on Indigenous Teacher Education.
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April 27, 2018 | Join us for a research seminar by Dr. Paula Salvio, University of New Hampshire.
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Nominate an exceptional staff member today for the 2018 Dean's Staff Excellence Award. Deadline: May 1, 2018.
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The Emerging Media Lab is offering demonstrations for all departments in the Faculty of Education. Contact your administrative manager to join.
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April 24, 2018 | For the fifth event of the 2018 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, five doctoral students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative will have seven minutes each to talk about how their research into matters of health may lead to healthier societies.
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Important changes are coming to UBC wireless on May 9, 2018. Prepare for these changes by downloading and installing AutoConnect on your devices as soon as possible to ensure you can still connect.
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The BC Ministry of Education announces $90,000, one-time funding, to support French teacher education at UBC, effective 2018/19.
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Volunteer at one of the upcoming UBC graduation ceremonies! Sign up to get involved in this special occasion honouring students’ achievements.
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April 24, 2018 | Seminar with Dr. P. Taylor Webb (EDST) and Dr. Kalervo N. Gulson (UNSW). Part of the Critical Dialogues Seminar Series.
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April 14, 2018 | Join us at the UBC Orchard Garden for some garden-based teaching and learning.
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April 30, 2018 | Explore the future of teaching and learning at the Learning Technology Innovation Committee’s Innovation Summit.
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Financial support is available for parallel events or exhibitions at Congress 2019 that showcase the work we do at UBC. Deadline: June 15, 2018.
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May 5, 2018 | Join us at the nation's largest conference on Physical Activity & Wellness for First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, created for those who see the value in promoting physical activity & wellness in our Indigenous communities.
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April 12, 2018 | Join Money Coach Melanie Buffel to learn how to pay down your consumer debt quicker than you thought possible, manage and control finances, and build good habits.
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April 17, 2018 | Join us to debunk common wealth myths, explore factors that affect our relationship with money, and learn the basic principles of behavioural finance and their consequences in the field of personal financial planning.
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April 18, 2018 | Learn about the emerging technology, tools, and current projects at the Emerging Media Lab (EML) at their Immersive Learning Orientation.
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An article in Pique Magazine mentioned the creation of 37 additional spaces in French teacher-education programs at UBC and Simon Fraser University over the next two years.
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May 17, 2018 | Join us at the 8th Aboriginal Math Symposium to share research and educational projects about improving Aboriginal math education K-12 and develop community connections to facilitate and support improving Aboriginal mathematics education.
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April 18, 2018 | Seminar with Dr. Johanna Sitomaniemi-San, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Part of the Critical Dialogues Seminar Series.
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Ron Darvin is interviewed by Publico, a Portuguese newspaper, on how we construct identities through digital media.
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Best wishes to Corinna Lougheed, Development Coordinator, as she moves onto a new role at SFU as the Advancement Officer, Gift & Estate Planning Office. Corinna's last day at UBC is Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
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April 19, 2018 | UBC School of Nursing's 2nd Annual EDGE Film Festival.
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April 20, 2018 | Interested in teaching? Learn about opportunities in the teaching profession and how in 11 months you can become a certified teacher at this online information session.
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April 26, 2018 | As part of Teacher Education For All (TEFA), all Faculty of Education staff and faculty are invited to participate in a professional learning opportunity related to inclusion for gender identity.
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On March 12, 2018 the School of Kinesiology hosted its 9th annual Student Leadership Recognition Evening.
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April 12, 2018 | The School of Kinesiology Distinguished Speaker Series presents a seminar by Dr. Marco Iotti, Food Tech Entrepreneur, Manager and Investor.
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April 17, 2018 | The School of Kinesiology Distinguished Speaker Series presents a seminar by Dr. Bradley W. Young, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa.
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The 2018 UBC Sports Hall of Fame inductees include three KIN alumni, Jean Forrest (BPE '83), Dale Ohman (BPE '69), and Michael “Mickey” McDowell (BPE '68, MPE '69).
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April 11, 2018 | The upcoming research seminar will be facilitated by Dr. Guofang Li, and presented by Pramod Sah, Carl Ruest, Dr. Huangwei Gao, and Dmitri Detwyler.
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April 12, 2018 | Human Development, Learning, and Culture (HDLC) Tenure-Track Instructor position candidate presentation by Dr. Cynthia Glidden-Tracey.
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Metro News interviewed Dr. Shauna Butterwick, a professor emerita of adult education at UBC, for a story about learning new skills in adulthood.
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If you are teaching a classroom course in Summer 2018, you can migrate your course from Connect to Canvas by following the ETS migration guide.
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April 6, 2018 | Join us for a seminar by Dr. Mark Selkrig, Victoria University, and Dr. Ron Keamy, University of Melbourne.
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April 12 & 13, 2018 | ETS will be holding two Canvas open drop-in sessions. Registration is not required.
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April 4, 2018 | Join us to celebrate the installation of the new street signs designed in partnership with Musqueam.
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As of September 1, 2018, Dr. Teresa Dobson, Professor, LLED will take on the roles of Director, MET Program and Director, Graduate Studies in Education (Pro Tem), as Dr. Jennifer Shapka goes on sabbatical leave for 2018/19.
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The Peter A. Allard School of Law is pleased to announce that the May 2018 cycle of the semi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition is now accepting submissions. Deadline: May 1, 2018.
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April 9, 2018 | This panel discussion will aim to bridge Western ways of knowing with Indigenous ways of knowing.
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April 18, 2018 | Join us for this seminar by Dr. Colleen Varcoe, PhD RN, Professor, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, 2017 John McNeill Excellence in Health Research Mentorship Award.
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The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that Ms. Moira McDermott has joined the Faculty of Education as Director, Communications.
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Engage Grants support partnerships between the academic sector and one non-academic partner (public, private or not-for-profit). Deadlines: April & June 2018
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March 29, 2018 | This information session will review different sources of conference funding for ECPS students.
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UBC Studios has added a new DIY-Media Space to the One Button Studio. The new service remains free for UBC faculty and staff to use.
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April 4-11, 2018 | Sign up for Canvas training with ETS! Registration is required.
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April 24, 2018 | Education Faculty members are invited to join Dean Blye Frank for an afternoon to catch up with peers, enjoy light refreshments, and discuss goings on across the departments.
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Dr. Joy Butler will receive the 2018 R. Tait McKenzie Award from Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada), which is awarded to Canadians who have made a significant impact on physical education, health education/promotion, recreation, and dance and who have served the profession over an extended period of time.
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The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has opened a call for nominations to fill 13 advisory boards that inform the strategy and funding activities for its 13 institutes. Deadline: April 9, 2018.
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April 4, 2018 | Join us for a Public Scholar Initiative (PSI) information session for students in the Faculty of Education.
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The Pat Clifford Award recognizes the work of emerging researchers – their research contributions, their promise, and their commitment to breaking new ground or revisiting commonly held assumptions in education policy, practice or theory in Canada. Deadline: May 31, 2018.
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Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag, a UBC professor emerita in educational studies, wrote an op-ed about women suffragists for The Conversation.
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Dr. Wendy Carr receives BCTF Honorary Life Membership for active and retired members who have given outstanding service to education.
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Dr. Dónal O’Donoghue (EDCP) will be receiving the 2018 International Edwin Ziegfeld Award from The United States Society for Education through Art.
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News 1130 reported on the Chan Gunn Pavilion, a new sports and physiotherapy facility at UBC which will be used by faculty and students from the School of Kinesiology.
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April 9, 2018 | Join Professor Santa J. Ono at a ceremony to witness the official opening of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and a Statement of Apology for UBC’s involvement in the system that supported the operation of the Indian Residential Schools.
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May 4, 2018 | Staff, faculty members and graduate students are invited to come and join in, enjoy some fun teamwork games and celebrate the end of the school year!
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Dr. Guofang Li was interviewed by The Tyee about the need to include professional learning for early childhood teachers to better support them to teach and care for children from diverse linguistic, cultural, racial, and economic backgrounds in the BC government's $1 billion investment in universal childcare programs in the next three years.
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As of April 1, 2018, the Neville Scarfe meeting rooms 304A and 304C will be closed and undergo renovations to be re-purposed to better support our growing Office of the Senior Advisor International.
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Instructors and students are encouraged to present educational technologies they are passionate about at the 5th annual Technology Enhanced Classroom (TEC) Expo on July 4-5, 2018. Deadline: June 1, 2018.
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Please join the Faculty of Education in congratulating Dr. Sterett Mercer on his reappointment as the Chris Spencer Foundation Professor in Dyslexia, effective July 1, 2018.
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April 30–May 6, 2018 | Explore your passion for teaching and learning at the 10th annual Celebrate Learning Week.
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March 22, 2018 | Join us at the next QMS Event, featuring a Power Analysis Workshop with Ryan Ji and Ben Hives.
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Do you and your colleagues have a great idea for boosting the health and wellbeing of your team? Consider applying for the UBC Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP). Deadline: April 18, 2018.
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March 22, 2018 | The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) welcomes Dr. Susan Parker, University Librarian, UBC, as a speaker in their Winter 2018 Colloquium program.
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April 5, 2018 | The School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS) welcomes Dr. Michelle Caswell, Assistant Professor, University of California Los Angeles, as a speaker in their Winter 2018 Colloquium program.
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August 20-21, 2018 | This special, two day HELP event is designed to inspire, motivate and strengthen participant’s leadership skills by focusing on child well-being through a systems-thinking lens.
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April 9, 2018 | In the fourth event of the 2018 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, join us as four doctoral students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes each to talk about their research to bring about positive change through art.
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March 27, 2018 | Seminar with Dr. Alison Taylor and Stephanie Glick. Part of the EDST Critical Dialogues Seminar Series.
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Congratulations to Dr. Jan Hare, Dr. Darren Warburton and their team on receiving a Development Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Indigenous Component of Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative.
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May 17-19, 2018 | Learn - Share - Experience! Register today for the National Physical & Health Education Conference taking place in Whistler, BC.
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May 17, 2018 | Come to experience, learn, and share at the 2018 PHE Canada Research Council Forum this May in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia.
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In "We Teach Languages" podcast episode 43: Common Misconceptions in English Language Teaching, host Stacey Margarita Johnson talks with Dr. Ryuko Kubota.
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The Department of Language and Literacy Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ryan Deschambault to a tenure-track position in Educational Leadership and the promotion of Dr. Reginald D’Silva to the position of Senior Lecturer with tenure.
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The 40th annual UBC Physics Olympics event was held at UBC's Vancouver campus on Saturday, March 11, 2018, with a record number of teams and students attending from all over BC.
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March 15, 2018 | Find out more about toxins and cleanses and whether or not we really need them, and how to use this information to improve your own health and wellbeing.

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