April 15, 2015
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April is Sexual Assault and Awareness Month
Chaplaincy Specialty Certificate in Palliative Care - Fully online 9 week course. Next cohort begins July 15. Go here for more information.
Dignity Training Workshop led by Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov.
June 3-5, 2015 in Winnepeg, Canada.
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