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LETHBRIDGE 2017/18 INTERNATIONAL VIEWBOOK
Table of Contents Student experience ......................................................................................... 4 Student support ................................................................................................. 8 Campus ................................................................................................................... 10 Student housing .............................................................................................. 12 Sports & recreation ....................................................................................... 13 Undergraduate degrees & programs .............................................. 14 Undergraduate admission ....................................................................... 16 Graduate degrees & programs ............................................................. 18 About Lethbridge............................................................. 20 uLethbridge Calgary Campus........................................... 22 Expenses.......................................................................... 24 Scholarships..................................................................... 25 How to apply.................................................................... 26
Fast Facts: 8,500+ students 600+ international students from 80+ countries 150+ undergraduate program options 60+ graduate program options 74% of students from outside Lethbridge 32: average class size (after first year) 14:1 student to faculty ratio Top 3 undergraduate university (Maclean’s University Rankings, 2016)
1 common purpose: YOU
At the University of Lethbridge, everyone has the ability to shine, and we believe it’s our job to help make that happen. We are one of Canada’s leading universities and research institutions. But more than that, we are a community of inspiring lights united by one common purpose — you. Your education. Your future. And your limitless ability to make an important difference in the world. Each year, we proudly welcome more than 600 international students representing more than 80 countries to our campus. Our motto is Fiat Lux, “let there be light.” While Lethbridge is one of Canada’s sunniest cities, the phrase actually refers to the illumination that comes from research and learning. At uLethbridge, you will learn to think about issues from all angles. You’ll work alongside the world’s brightest minds and most accomplished researchers to bring new light to society’s most perplexing questions. You’ll have extraordinary opportunities to take your learning beyond the classroom and discover the world. Your classes will be small, your professors will know your name, and you’ll receive the support you need to succeed. In the pages that follow, let’s take a closer look at what you’ll find at uLethbridge, meet some students and alumni and begin to think about:
What makes you shine? Sincerely,
Mike Mahon, PhD President and Vice-Chancellor University of Lethbridge
Learn how to think, not what to think. Our liberal education foundation encourages you to explore a variety of subjects, connect and integrate knowledge across disciplines and discover what you’re passionate about, all while developing the critical-thinking skills you’ll need to succeed.
Create, inquire, discover. Participating in research or creative achievement as an undergraduate will help you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. At uLethbridge, students at all levels play a key role in discovery, giving you the opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading researchers. Meet Daniel Lima Fourth-year BASc student | Majors: Psychology & Anthropology International student from Brazil After studying psychology in Brazil, Daniel wanted to pursue a more scientific side of the discipline. This is what brought him to uLethbridge. Taking full advantage of our liberal education foundation, he took classes in music, photography and anthropology, where he discovered his passion for the latter subject. Today, Daniel specializes in evolutionary anthropology, which combines anthropology with psychology. “The University is full of opportunities. So far I’ve done two terms of co-op, a number of independent studies, and I might be publishing something very soon. I’m excited about it. I’m starting my honours thesis next semester. All the opportunities are offered. I’m happy and taking everything I can.”
What makes you shine? “People. I like people, studying people, interacting with people. I’m working at the International Centre with exchange students now; the University offers many opportunities to meet people on campus and in the community.”
Clear your head. Fill your mind. Life is complicated, your education shouldn’t be. From our extraordinary campus and facilities, to student services, academic programs, small class sizes and more, students are central to all we do at uLethbridge. We are here to help you transition to university, Lethbridge and Canada.
LEARN BY LIVING. Take advantage of experiential learning opportunities with cooperative education and internships, applied and independent studies, study abroad and exchanges, preceptorships, practicums; and volunteering.
What makes you shine? “Making my family proud.”
Meet Shannae Delancy Second-year BN After Degree student International student from Jamaica Shannae was already living in Canada and discovered uLethbridge while helping a friend back home research Canadian nursing programs. The uLethbridge Bachelor of Nursing After Degree’s affordability prompted her to move here, and the accessibility to student services and campus facilities have proved invaluable to her. “The biggest support has been the professors. They’re very approachable. I’m able to talk to them about my ideas, and they provide feedback and suggestions. They’re always really excited to help.”
Students Say: Best things to do at lunch: Hike in the river valley. Best place to study: Tenth floor of the University Library in the comfy chairs by the windows.
Best thing about Lethbridge: The short commute and extra time for hanging out with friends, being active and studying. Best thing to do in spare time: Skiing and hiking in the mountains, road trips around southern Alberta, to Calgary, Waterton Lakes National Park and the United States.
SHINE: Things to know: School Motto: Fiat Lux, Latin, meaning Let There Be Light School Colours: Blue and Gold uLethbridge’s Blackfoot name: Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone Mascot: Luxie the pronghorn, the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere
It’s a glowing passion for work and for play. It’s the spark of creativity and discovery, and the burning desire to do. It’s constantly raising the bar.
It’s what we do, each and every day.
School Tradition: Stroke the pronghorn statue outside the Library for luck before exams Established: 1967
We are here for you, all the way through! Our faculty, staff, administration, alumni, Board and Senate members are all here to provide you with the support you need to succeed. The International Centre is a significant resource for current and future uLethbridge international students. We are committed to providing you excellent assistance with any challenges you might encounter as you adjust to life and studies in Canada. This assistance may include cultural and academic support, immigration assistance, and academic and welfare advocacy. The International Centre also offers the English for Academic Purposes program and helps students who wish to study abroad. The Accommodated Learning Centre provides in- and out-of-class support and assistive technologies for students with disabilities. Academic Advising assists with course selection and program planning. Each Faculty has its own academic advisors, who have specialized knowledge of the programs. Counselling and Career Services offers no-cost counselling for career development and personal growth. Our career development team empowers students and graduates in their career decision-making by providing one-onone career advising, organizing career events and managing career resources. Individual counselling is confidential and can help you with a variety of personal issues including: adjusting to university life, anxiety, disordered eating, relationship issues and much more.
Student Mentors are uLethbridge students who provide guidance and support to new students as they transition to university life. Every new student is assigned a mentor who communicates via Mentor Mail and personal emails. Whether you need help with a course or tips for efficient studying techniques, our Student Success Centre provides tutors and learning strategists to help you make the grade. The Centre also plans events that help you release stress in a fun way. The Writing Centre provides practical writing support to supplement in-class instruction and helps you understand writing assignments. This is a free service available to all students in all disciplines at every stage of the writing process. For a comprehensive list of our student support services, visit:
A Daycare Centre is available on campus. Our Health Centre provides convenient access to quality health care and access to doctors on campus.
WELCOME TO OUR CAMPUS WEST LETHBRIDGE
Where you learn shapes how you learn, and our world class facilities will inspire you.
STUDENTSâ€™ UNION BUILDING
1ST CHOICE SAVINGS CENTRE FOR SPORT & WELLNESS
COMMUNITY SPORTS STADIUM
ALBERTA WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE BUILDING (AWESB)
ANDERSON HALL TURCOTTE HALL
CANADIAN CENTRE FOR BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE (CCBN) MARKIN HALL
STUDENT RESIDENCES UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY HALL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
Student Housing Welcome to your home away from home. Studies show that students who live on campus are more likely to have a successful academic experience. As a resident, you are steps away from classes, professors’ offices, student services, social and recreational spaces, study rooms and academic programming. We have a variety of options such as dormitory-style rooms, apartments and townhouses. The costs for accommodations vary. First-year students are required to purchase a meal plan. Residents belong to the largest student club on campus, the Organization of Residence Students (ORS), which provides support and plans fun activities for residents.
Learn all about our on-campus housing here: ulethbridge.ca/housing
Off-campus Housing Lethbridge features extensive off-campus housing close to campus. Since the majority of our students live in West Lethbridge, you’re bound to run into other students (or even your professors) at the local grocery store, restaurant or park.
uLethbridge manages an off-campus housing list that you can find by visiting ulethbridge.ca/offcampushousing 12
Pronghorn country Strong, swift and enduring, the spirit of the pronghorn is legendary, and it’s a spirit that lives within us all. Whether you’re competing in sports or academics, uLethbridge students proudly wear our blue and gold. Pronghorn Varsity Teams Basketball | men’s and women’s teams Hockey | men’s and women’s teams Rugby | women’s team Soccer | men’s and women’s teams Swimming | combined team Track & Field | combined team
The Herd Show your Pronghorn pride. Join The Herd, a student-led spirit squad that supports our teams passionately throughout the year. Meet new people, get into Pronghorns games for free and cheer on our teams. Go Horns! Stay fit and have fun! Our competitive sport clubs include golf, lacrosse and dance, and our recreational activities include fencing, karate and curling. We also have many intramural activities to choose from, like floor hockey, dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, and Ultimate Frisbee.
Learn more about the Pronghorns at gohorns.ca Find out about sport and recreation on campus at ulethbridge.ca/sportrec 13
Undergraduate DEGREES AND PROGRAMS We offer more than 150 programs. Our liberal education lists are structured so the courses you take in your first year will apply to your degree.
Bachelor of Education
Agricultural Studies 1 Anthropology Archaeology and Geography 1 Art 2 Canadian Studies Dramatic Arts 2 Economics 3 English French French/Spanish General Major in the Humanities General Major in the Social Sciences Geography 1 History Kinesiology 1 Music 4 Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science 3 Psychology 1 Religious Studies Sociology Urban and Regional Studies Women and Gender Studies
Art Education Career and Technology Studies CTS: Business Focus CTS: New Media Focus Drama Education English Language Arts Education Mathematics Education Modern Languages Education French French / Spanish Music Education Native Education Physical Education Science Education Social Studies Education
Bachelor of Nursing Nursing
(Second Degree or Combined Degrees programs only)
Bachelor of Management (40-course or Second Degree)
Accounting Computer Science 1 Economics 5 Finance First Nations’ Governance General Management Human Resource Management and Labour Relations International Management Marketing Political Science 5
Combined Degrees Programs
Bachelor of Fine Arts—Art 5 Art History / Museum Studies Art Studio 6 Bachelor of Fine Arts—Dramatic Arts 5 Performance Technical / Design Bachelor of Fine Arts—New Media 6 New Media Bachelor of Fine Arts—Multidisciplinary Streams: Art, Dramatic Arts, Music Bachelor of Fine Arts - Native American Art Art History / Museum Studies Art Studio 6
Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Management Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Fine Arts—Art / Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Fine Arts—Dramatic Arts / Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Fine Arts—New Media / Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Fine Arts—New Media / Bachelor of Management Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor of Management Bachelor of Music / Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Management / Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Management
Bachelor of Health Sciences 6
Bachelor of Arts
(BA / BSc, 40-course, or Second Degree)
Bachelors of Fine Arts
Aboriginal Health Addictions Counselling Public Health
Bachelor of Music
Pre-Professional Transfer Programs
Digital Audio Arts Music 5
Bachelor of Science
Engineering6 (University of Alberta) Engineering6 (University of Saskatchewan) Dentistry (University of Alberta) Journalism (University of Regina) Law (University of Alberta) Law (University of Calgary) Medicine (University of Alberta) Medicine (University of Calgary) Pre-Nursing Pathway Social Work (University of Calgary) Veterinary Medicine (University of Saskatchewan)
(BA / BSc, 40-course, or Second Degree)
Agricultural Biotechnology Agricultural Studies 5 Archaeology and Geography 5 Applied Statistics Biochemistry Biological Sciences Chemistry Computer Science 3 Computer Science and Geographical Information Science Environmental Science General Major in the Sciences Geography 5 Kinesiology 5 Mathematics Neuroscience Physics Psychology 5 Remote Sensing
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Also available as a Bachelor of Science Also available as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Also available as a Bachelor of Management Also available as a Bachelor of Music Also available as a Bachelor of Arts Additional requirements or pre-requisites for entry into program Pending government approval
For more information, visit ulethbridge.ca/ross/admissions/ program-availability 15
International Admission Requirements
English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
High school applicants who successfully complete the equivalent of Grade 12 of secondary (high school) studies will be considered for undergraduate admission.
uLethbridge offers an intensive English program designed to help students meet the English Language Proficiency requirement for admission. It also provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in an English academic environment.
Please visit the following link to learn more about country-specific requirements: ulethbridge.ca/ross/admission-information/intl/intreq Transfer applicants who present eight or more transferable courses with an overall GPA of at least 2.00 on the 4.00 scale will meet general admission requirements. Transfer applicants presenting fewer that eight transferrable courses will also need to present an acceptable secondary credential. Transfer applicants presenting three- and four-year university degrees from recognized universities may be considered for admission to a second bachelor degree program. English Language Requirements To ensure success in academic study, all applicants, regardless of citizenship or country of origin, must meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirement. The following will fulfill the ELP for undergraduate admission: - At least 80 on the iBT TOEFL with minimum scores of 16 in each of Listening, Reading and Speaking, and 18 in Writing - IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, with at least 6.0 in each band - Completion of Advanced EAP program on the uLethbridge campus Some programs have additional language requirements.
EAP has four levels: Pre-intermediate Intermediate High Intermediate Advanced
Each level of study is one semester (approximately four months) and consists of four courses: Writing, Reading, Grammar and Communication. Completion of the Advanced level of EAP meets the ELP requirement necessary for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs at uLethbridge. Our EAP semesters are Spring (January - April), Summer (May-July) and Fall (September - December). The cost* of the program is approximately $4,000 per semester for tuition and fees. uLethbridge also offers custom and summer EAP courses for those who wish to improve their English levels for shorter periods of time. We cater to groups of 15 to 30 students and can tailor a program to suit your wants and needs while in Canada. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more at: ulethbridge.ca/ross/admissions/elp Deadlines to apply: - May 15 for September intake (for most programs) - September 15 for January intake *All costs are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice. 16
GRADUATE Degrees and Programs
Master of Science | Majors:
Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Education | Majors:
Addictions Counselling Agricultural Biotechnology Agricultural Studies Archaeology Biochemistry Biological Sciences Chemistry Computer Science Computer Science and Geographical Information Science Environmental Science Exercise Science Geography Health Sciences Individualized Multidisciplinary Kinesiology Mathematics Neuroscience Nursing Physics Psychology
Counselling Psychology Educational Leadership General
Master of Science | Majors: (Management)
Major: Biomolecular Science 7 Concentrations: Biochemistry; Bioinformatics; Biophysics; Biotechnology; Molecular and cellular biology; Molecular genetics and development; Structural biology Major: Biosystems and Biodiversity 7 Concentrations: Biogeography; Ecology; Environmental science; Evolutionary biology; Global change; Physiology; Resource ecology; Systematics; Water resource policy and management Major: Cultural, Social and Political Thought 7 No concentration Major: Earth, Space and Physical Science 7 Concentrations: Astrophysics; Biophysics; Climate change; Condensed and soft matter; Earth systems; Geomatics; Geophysics; Inorganic chemistry; Materials science; Nanoscience; Organic chemistry; Organometallic chemistry; Physical chemistry; Remote sensing; Spectroscopy; Water and environmental science Major: Education 2 Concentrations: Counselling psychology; Formal and distributive leadership; Learning, teaching and curriculum Major: Evolution and Behaviour 7
Whether youâ€™re looking to further a professional career or want to advance research in your field, the following degree options will help you meet your personal and academic goals: 1
Master of Arts | Majors:
Master of Counselling | Major:
Agricultural Studies Anthropology Archaeology Art Canadian Studies Dramatic Arts Economics Education English French French/German French/Spanish Geography German History Individualized Multidisciplinary Kinesiology Music Native American Studies New Media Philosophy Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Urban and Regional Studies Women and Gender Studies
Applied Psychology Specialization: Counselling Psychology 2
Accounting Finance Human Resource Management and Labour Relations Information Systems International Management Marketing Policy and Strategy
Master of Fine Arts | Majors: Art New Media Theatre and Dramatic Arts 3
Master of Music | Majors: Not applicable
Master of Nursing | Major:
Offered in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Faculty of Fine Arts Offered in the Faculty of Education Offered in the Faculty of Fine Arts Offered in the Faculty of Health Sciences Offered in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Faculty of Health Sciences Offered in the Faculty of Management Offered in the Faculty of Arts & Science
For more information about graduate studies at uLethbridge, please visit ulethbridge.ca/graduate-studies 18
Concentrations: Animal behaviour; Behavioural ecology; Ethology and comparative psychology; Evolution and cognition; Evolutionary ecology; Evolutionary psychology; Language development; Sexuality Major: Neuroscience 7 Concentrations: Behavioural neuroscience; Cell and molecular neuroscience; Cognitive neuroscience; Computational neuroscience; Neuroimaging; Neuropsychology Major: Population Studies in Health 4 Concentrations: Diversity, disparities, inequalities and social determinants of health; Global population in health; Life course, aging and health; Population health and demographic change; Sustainability and population health Major: Theoretical and Computational Science 7 Concentrations: Applied mathematics; Bioinformatics; Biophysics; Computational and theoretical chemistry; Computer science; Demography; Geophysics; Mathematical biology; Nanoscience; Pure mathematics; Statistics; Theoretical physics 19
we are here
When you talk about Lethbridge, three words quickly surface: Sunshine We are one of Canada’s sunniest cities, with an average of 320 days of sunshine per year. Bring sunblock and sunglasses.
Think of a flowing landscape that flanks our river valley. Once you see the coulees, you never forget them.
Wind Chinook winds warm our winters and bring a welcome breeze in the hot summer months. With both a university and a college, we are a campus community where ideas grow. Lethbridge is culturally vibrant with flourishing arts and social scenes, stunning landscapes, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and sunsets. To the west, you’ll see vast prairies and the Rocky Mountains, which are only a short drive away. Lethbridge offers plenty to do on and off campus, and thanks to our size, getting around is easy. Enjoy live music, performance and theatre; go for a meal, coffee or to a film; check out a museum or an art gallery; enjoy an outdoor festival in Galt Gardens. Our city has something for everyone.
Population: 95,000 Climate Spring | March – June Average temperature range: 5°C to 20°C Sunny and windy, sometimes with rain or snow
Fall | September – November Average temperature range: 25°C to -10°C Sunny and windy, sometimes with rain or snow
Summer | June – September Average temperature range: 25°C to 30°C Sunny and dry
Winter | November – March Average temperature range: 5°C to -25°C Sunny and windy, sometimes with snow
Evening and Weekend Classes Located in downtown Calgary, Alberta, the uLethbridge Calgary Campus offers management programs geared toward working professionals who want to supplement their credentials and advance their careers.
“The Calgary Campus is a professional and convenient campus. Plus, the co-op program allowed me to not only get real work experience, but helped me pay for university without having to take out a personal loan.” – Maaike van Gogh (BMgt ’15)
Our Calgary campus offers professors who are industry leaders who bring relevant, real-world experience to your class. Classes are small, so you can interact with your professors and classmates in a supportive, goal-oriented environment. Co-operative education, international exchanges and work-study programs give you experience in the business world.
International student from the Netherlands
Calgary Campus Admission Routes Post-Diploma If you have a business-related diploma, you can earn a BMgt in as little as two years. If you have an academic diploma in a non-business field, you may be able to complete a Bachelor of Management in as few as 25 courses. Transfer If you’ve completed at least eight post-secondary courses, you may be able to transfer your credits toward a BMgt program. Second Degree If you already have a degree, you may be able to complete a BMgt in as few as 15 courses. Majors - Accounting - Finance - General Management - Human Resource Management and Labour Relations - Marketing - International Management*
Minors - International Management - New Media - Social Responsibility - Supply Chain Management Other Programs - CPA Bridging - Management Certificate** - Professional Diploma in Accounting
* Students who wish to complete International Management at our Calgary Campus will require alternate arrangements to complete the requirements for this major ** In all majors except Accounting
Estimated Educational Costs* for International Undergraduate Students
Hundreds of scholarships, awards and bursaries are handed out to new and continuing students every year. Last year, 38% of new high school grads received a financial award averaging $1,875. All scholarships are granted in Canadian dollars.
These amounts are based on a typical course load of five classes per semester (10 courses over the academic year). Tuition and Fees Health and Dental
Books and Supplies
$18,649 (2016/2017) H ealth insurance is included in the
$1,000 for actual admission average of 80% or higher. Completed Application for Admission required by December 15 to be considered.*
$1,250 ($125 per course)
Up to $500 for actual admission average of 80% or higher based on geographic region. Completed Application for Admission required by December 15 to be considered.*
above fee and is mandatory
Total Annual Cost
Board of Governors’ Admission Scholarship
International undergrad students will receive financial support of $155.10 per 3-credit course, reflected directly on the student’s fee assessment.
Board of Governors’ Relocation Scholarship
*Board of Governors’ Scholarships reward applicants who apply early for Fall admission to uLethbridge. These awards can be combined with uLethbridge Leadership and Entrance Awards. Remember to apply early to maximize the value of your scholarships.
Leadership and Entrance Awards Up to $6,000 awarded to qualifying students. Separate online awards application required by March 15 for September admission.
Estimated Living Costs* per Month
Board of Governors’ Transfer Scholarship
$500 $300 $100 $200 $77
$555 $400 $100 $200 $77
Total Living Cost per Month $1,177
Shelter (rent and utilities) Food Clothing Personal Local Transportation
*All costs are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice.
Up to $1,500 awarded to qualifying new transfer students based on academic achievement. Separate online awards application required by June 15 for September admission. Post-Diploma Entrance Scholarship Up to $1,500 awarded to qualifying students admitted to a post-diploma program based on academic achievement. Separate online awards application required by June 15 for September admission. International Entrance and Continuing Award These awards are given based on incoming GPA (no less than 70%) for transferring or incoming students. For continuing students consideration is given to those who have completed a minimum of 6 courses the previous academic year with a GPA of no less than 3.0. Value: $1,000 (minimum). 70 awards are granted to entering students and 30 awards to continuing students each year. 25
Step by step
instructions to apply
for undergraduate admission
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Pick a program and review the admission requirements.
Our first-year residences are in high demand, so if you’re interested, submit your application as soon as possible. Apply online at ulethbridge.ca/housing.
Learn more at ulethbridge.ca/future-student or contact an International Recruitment Officer: email@example.com.
Apply online Visit ulethbridge.ca/future-student to submit your online application. It’s easy, and you’ll be one step closer to becoming a student. Remember to apply before May 15 for September intake, and before September 15 for January intake.
Send us your grades Documents cannot be uploaded to the online application. After you apply, email copies of your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Have your official transcripts and proof of English proficiency documents sent directly to our Admissions office by the issuing institution: Registrar’s Office – Admissions University of Lethbridge 4401 University Drive W. Lethbridge, AB, Canada TIK 3M4 Fax: 403-329-5159
Apply for residence
Qualify for Admission If you qualify for admission, you will receive a letter of acceptance. Congratulations! If you do not meet the English Proficiency Requirement but you qualify academically, you will be offered conditional admission and can then register for our English for Academic Purposes program.
Begin the study permit process Collect the documentation you will require to apply for your Canadian study permit. For instructions, visit: cic.gc.ca/english/study
Meet the International Student Advisor You will be contacted by our International Student Advisor with important information to prepare you for your departure and arrival in Canada!
It’s Your Time to Maybe you know for sure, maybe you’re still figuring it out. Either way, university is an incredible journey, and we would love to be part of yours. At uLethbridge, we are a community of inspiring lights who shine brighter together. We can’t wait to meet you, show you our campus and our city, and introduce you to our students, faculty, staff and community.
Together, we shine brighter.
University of Lethbridge International 4401 University Drive Lethbridge, AB, Canada TIK 3M4 Phone: 1-403-329-2053 ulethbridge.ca/international email@example.com facebook.com/ulethinternational
Published on May 3, 2017