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What’s Up

What’s Up is an information bulletin with news of student-related on-campus events. Students are encouraged to make a habit of reading What’s Up, as they are responsible for knowing the academic content it contains, such as information about academic procedures, deadlines and exams. The submission deadline is 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays via the What’s Up submission form.

WEEK OF MARCH 18-22, 2019

Tuesday March 19

12:45-2 p.m., A-401, Biology Club Guest Speaker: Dr. Paul François. The Biology Club is thrilled to have Dr. Paul François, a biological physicist from McGill University, as a guest speaker. His lab develops computational models to understand how biological systems work and evolve. Dr. François will be giving a talk about his work and career path. All welcome.

1-1:45 p.m., I-214, Writing Group. Do you like to write? Do you want to write freely? With no assignments? No deadline? No grades? Come join the Writing Group. We’ll meet every Tuesday for six weeks. Fiction and nonfiction writing prompts will be given.
No commitment necessary, no experience necessary. Come write just for the sake of writing. All students are welcome.

Thursday March 21

12:45-2 p.m., Student Lounge, MSU Congress International Week Fashion Show. To show the beautiful diversity that makes up the Marianopolis community, faculty, staff and students are invited to wear traditional clothing and/or accessories that represent their own culture or heritage. Stop by the Student Lounge during AP to enjoy a Multi-Cultural Fashion Show and Jam Session hosted by the MSU Congress Cultural Affairs Committee.

Saturday March 23

The McGill Investment Club is proud to present their 2019 Trading Simulation, one of the largest and most prestigious trading simulations in North America, bringing together over 300 students every year. Participants challenge each other in the open market by trading shares and options of corporations through a computer system that updates quotations and news in real-time. Participants work together in teams of four to execute trades and generate returns throughout the year. The top teams and best traders will be recognized at the end of the day! All Marianopolis students welcome! Visit mcgillinvestment.club/trading-simulation to register.


March 26, 12:50-2 p.m., A-307, Film screening: Keepers of the Fire. For half a millennium, Indigenous women have been at the forefront of their peoples’ resistance to cultural assimilation. Today, they are still fighting for the survival of their cultures and their peoples – in the rain forest and the city, in the courts and the legislatures, in the Longhouse and the media. Keepers of the Fire profiles Indigenous ‘warrior women’ in Canada who are protecting and defending their land, their culture and their people in the time-honoured tradition of their foremothers. All welcome!

March 26, 12:45-2 p.m., D120A and D120B, Operation Smile Trivia Tournament. Come test your skills and enjoy some free pizza ! Battle with your friends for a chance to win the grand prize (gift cards to cafe/cafeteria) and prove that you are THE smartest person at Marianopolis. The entrance fee is $5 at the door and all proceeds go to providing life changing cleft palate surgery to children in developing countries. Hope to see you all there! If trivia is not your thing, there will be a raffle for some sweet Operation Smile treats for contributions of $2 and up.

March 28, 12:45-2 p.m., Marianopolis Women’s Month Cabaret 2019. Not to miss! Students, faculty and staff will perform a variety of ‘acts.’ Refreshments will be served. All welcome!

March 29, 6-8 p.m., Notman House, McGill University, International Young Scientists’ Mentorship Program hosts their annual Synapse Connect event. This free event sets up a casual atmosphere (with food) in which young people can mingle with a variety of professionals, researchers, and entrepreneurs in STEM related fields. This year expect to see professional from District 3 Innovation Centre, STEM researchers from AI, Medicine, Biology, Physics, Maths and Statistics, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Psychology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery. Register at iysmp.org

April 2, 12:45-2 p.m., A-307, Native Studies and Third World Studies Certificates, Honours Social Science and Liberal and Creative Arts present guest lecture by Tamara Starblanket: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the State. Nehiyaw legal scholar Tamara Starblanket will be on campus to speak to the Marianopolis community about her recently released book, Suffer the Little Children: Genocide, Indigenous Nations and the Canadian State. Open to everyone.

April 4, 4:30-10:30 p.m., La P’tite Cabane de la Côte. Cabane à Sucre Outting. It’s sugar shack/cabane à sucre season – Quebec’s sweetest tradition. Round-trip transportation to the cabane à sucre, all you can eat, delicious tire-sur-neige, live music and loads of fun for only $20! Sign up now with Trudy in A-162. Space is limited.

April 16 and 18, 12:30-2 p.m., Call-out for Books for the Living Library. What makes you unique? Help end prejudice and stereotyping while building genuine human connections at Marianopolis’ 7th Annual Living Library by participating as a living book. In one-on-one conversations, the Living Books answer questions and share their stories on all topics. It is an opportunity to discuss things that rarely get covered, whether it’s religion, gender, work, or any other facet of your identity. Those interested in participating should let Rachel Levine (B-424) know both their intended book title and the day(s) they would like to participate.


The Writing Centre (I-306) can help you to improve your English language skills. Office hours are Monday to Thursday 1-2 p.m. You may also MIO Writing Professional Dr. Suzanne Daningburg to make an appointment to discuss your individual situation. This is just one of the many free resources and support services offered at the College.

Teams of six students are needed for the Canadian Team Mathematics Contest (CTMC). Sign-up deadline is March 26. See Mathematics Prof. Louise Nobile (B-322) for more details. Contest to be held April 12 in the afternoon.

Euclid Mathematics Contest will be one of the last math competitions of 2018-2019 and will be held Wednesday April 3. This 2.5-hour test is an opportunity for students to have fun and develop their mathematical problem solving ability. Space is limited, so please sign up today to reserve your spot. Drop by room B-322 before noon on Friday, March 15 to submit your name. See the Mathematics Bulletin Board located outside B-322 for more information.


Thursday April 25 is a Monday schedule.

Monday May 6 is a Wednesday schedule.

Smoking or using an electronic cigarette is prohibited inside the College and on campus grounds except in the designated area across from door 24 (east student entrance). Violators will be fined.